Version 3.5.5

Released: January 5, 2021

This maintenance release includes improvements and fixes from the 3.4 series.

Changes

CD/CI

Removed CD/CI MySQL tests. MySQL does not yet support sliced subqueries. This queryset paradigm is used in Mayan EDMS to avoid keeping temporary lists of IDs in Python memory and allow moving all queryset computation to the database layer. This is the cause of error 1235, “This version of MySQL doesn’t yet support ‘LIMIT & IN/ALL/ANY/SOME subquery’”.

Documents

Allow trashed documents to still display a thumbnail and accurate page count.

Translations

Translation files were merged and include complete translations for existing as well as complete translations for new languages.

User interface

Improved the Single Page App AJAX content escape logic. This avoids an infinite login redirect loop on some browsers.

Views

The reusable primary key URL keyword arguments was updated to avoid self-referencing dictionaries during URL parameter resolution.

Workflows

Trashed documents are now filtered from the active workflow and workflow state document lists.

Removals

  • None

Upgrading process

Upgrading from Mayan EDMS 3.2.x or earlier

  1. Stop supervisord:

    sudo systemctl stop supervisor
    
  2. Update the Redis configuration:

    Configure Redis to discard data when it runs out of memory, not save its database, and only keep 2 database:

    echo "maxmemory-policy allkeys-lru" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    echo "save \"\"" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    echo "databases 2" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    echo "requirepass mayanredispassword" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    sudo systemctl restart redis
    
  3. Install the Python 3 development OS package:

    sudo apt-get install python3-dev
    
  4. Update the virtualenv to use Python 3:

    sudo -u mayan virtualenv --clear /opt/mayan-edms -p /usr/bin/python3
    
  5. Create a home directory for the Mayan EDMS system user:

    mkdir /home/mayan
    
  6. Grant ownership to the Mayan EDMS system user:

    chown mayan:mayan /home/mayan
    
  7. Reinstall the Python client for PostgreSQL and Redis:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install psycopg2==2.8.6 redis==3.5.3
    

    Note

    Platforms with the ARM CPU might also need additional requirements:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install psutil==5.7.0
    
  8. Reinstall the Python client for RabbitMQ if you are using RabbitMQ as a broker:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install amqp==2.5.2
    

Upgrading from Mayan EDMS 3.4.x or 3.3.x

  1. Stop supervisord:

    sudo systemctl stop supervisor
    
  2. Upgrade to the latest pip version:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install -U pip
    
  3. Update the Redis configuration to enable password protection:

    echo "requirepass mayanredispassword" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    sudo systemctl restart redis
    
  4. Remove deprecated requirements:

    sudo -u mayan curl https://gitlab.com/mayan-edms/mayan-edms/raw/master/removals.txt -o /tmp/removals.txt \
    && sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip uninstall -y -r /tmp/removals.txt
    
  5. Update the Mayan EDMS Python package:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install mayan-edms==3.5.5
    

    the requirements will also be updated automatically.

  6. Make a backup of your supervisord file:

    sudo cp /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf.bck
    
  7. Update the supervisord configuration file. Replace the environment variables values show here with your respective settings. This step will refresh the supervisord configuration file with the new queues and the latest recommended layout:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASE_ENGINE=django.db.backends.postgresql MAYAN_DATABASE_NAME=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_PASSWORD=mayanuserpass MAYAN_DATABASE_USER=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_HOST=127.0.0.1 MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py platformtemplate supervisord | sudo sh -c "cat > /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf"
    

    or:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASES=\"{'default':{'ENGINE':'django.db.backends.postgresql','NAME':'mayan','PASSWORD':'mayanuserpass','USER':'mayan','HOST':'127.0.0.1'}}\" \
    MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py platformtemplate supervisord | sudo sh -c "cat > /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf"
    
  8. Edit the supervisord configuration file and update any setting specific to your installation:

    sudo vi /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf
    
  9. Migrate existing database schema and static media files with:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASE_ENGINE=django.db.backends.postgresql MAYAN_DATABASE_NAME=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_PASSWORD=mayanuserpass MAYAN_DATABASE_USER=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_HOST=127.0.0.1 MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py performupgrade
    

    or:

     sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASES="{'default':{'ENGINE':'django.db.backends.postgresql','NAME':'mayan','PASSWORD':'mayanuserpass','USER':'mayan','HOST':'127.0.0.1'}}" \
     MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py performupgrade
    
  10. Start supervisord:

    sudo systemctl start supervisor
    
  11. Clear the browser cache to avoid loading old web assets.

The upgrade procedure is now complete.

Issues closed

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