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In more documentation news, the url http://www.freshports.org/net-im/wildfire/FreeBSD port[/url] of Wildfire is graciously being maintained by Nikolay Pavlov. His instructions for installing and upgrading the port are available here:




I successfully installed Wildfire 3.1.1 on FreeBSD weeks ago from the port (thanks, Nikolay, for that helpful work!) and it’‘s been running fine since then. However, I’'d like to upgrade now to latest version.

I have seen your post about hot to make it on a FreeBSD system, but, as far as I know, it assumes that a recent port is available for normal upgrading process (“make reinstall” and so on).

Given that no 3.2.2 port is currently available, would it be any trouble on using .tar.gz file and following your Upgrade Guide? Are actually there any steps required other than replacing previous wildfire.jar with the new one? (I’'m using a external PostgreSQL database for authentication, so no problem with embedded database).

Thanks in advance,


Seeing how this is a few months old I suspect this is no longer a question, but since the Wiki page it points to is out of date, I’ll chip in my experience here.

To update from Wildfire 3.1.1 -> Openfire 3.3.2 on FreeBSD

  1. Update ports tree

  2. Stop Wildfire

  3. cd /usr/ports/wildfire

  4. make deinstall

  5. make clean (just for completeness)

  6. cd /usr/ports/openfire

  7. make install clean

After the port is installed it lists the post install steps perfectly, follow those and you’ll be running Openfire on FreeBSD in no time.