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Update von Ubuntu Focal (20.04) auf Ubuntu Jammy (22.04)


Before you start, make sure you have a working backup of your system!

Please make sure to run all commands as root user.

In order to always be able to use the latest version of openITCOCKPIT, it is important to keep the underlying operating system up to date. You can use this guide to upgrade your Ubuntu Focal System to Ubuntu Jammy.


  • openITCOCKPIT in version 4.x
  • No packages containing lxd

Removal of all lxd packages

If you have lxd packages installed on your system, they must be removed first. You can check this with the command

apt list --installed | grep lxd

If any lxd packages where found, remove tham like so

apt -y remove lxd*

Installation of all updates

Before you start updating Ubuntu, please make sure that all available updates have been installed.

apt update && apt -y full-upgrade

Stop PHP-FPM service

systemctl stop php7.4-fpm.service

Detect openITCOCKPIT packages

First all installed packages of openITCOCKPIT are determined and saved in the variable openitcockpit_upd.

openitcockpit_upd=$(apt-mark showmanual | grep openitcockpit | xargs echo)" "$(apt-mark showauto | grep openitcockpit | xargs echo)

Change package sources

Now the package sources can be changed to the next Ubuntu release

sed -i 's/focal/jammy/g' /etc/apt/*.list
sed -i 's/focal/jammy/g' /etc/apt/*/*.list


Now the actual upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 starts.

apt update && apt -y full-upgrade $openitcockpit_upd php-json php-curl php-gearman php-xml apache2-

Update configuration

In the last step, all configuration files are updated and regenerated if necessary.

openITCOCKPIT Master

If you are running the update on an openITCOCKPIT master system, use the following command

openitcockpit-update --cc

openITCOCKPIT Satellite

For openITCOCKPIT Satellite execute


A restart of the system is recommended to complete the update