[Koha] Running koha on Debian Jessie.

Alex King alex at king.net.nz
Thu Apr 30 14:08:31 NZST 2015

I have been given the task of checking an install of koha running on a 
recently installed Debian server.

The instance is a 3.19 snapshot installed from a deb from 
koha-community.org running on Debian 7.7 (Wheezy).

I'd like to upgrade the OS to Debian 8 (Jessie), which has recently been 
released as stable.

I came across a message from Robin, which I can't find now, to the 
effect that a dependency issue required a patch which was due to land in 

So after I take a backup, I'm going to (up)grade koha to 3.18.06 and the 
OS to 8.0.  Is anyone aware of outstanding issues running this 

The wiki documentation at 
http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_Debian seems out of date, 
further down the page it talks about squeeze and even lenny. I assume 
stable packages are targeted for wheezy or both wheezy and squeeze.

If there are no objections, I'll update that page to refer to wheezy 
instead, and put a note to the effect that it should be possible to run 
it on jessie but as of April 2015 it's a less well tested configuration 
than running on Wheezy.


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