for policy/security reasons I had to upgrade my server to the latest stable Debian version available, which now means Debian 11. Unfortunately my old Seafile server v6 does not seem to like it and does not start any more; given that an upgrade from Seafile 6 to 8 would be a nightmare in itself, I tried to do a fresh install of seafile-server 8.0.7 (CE), but unfortunately (while seafile.sh works) seahub.sh, after successfully completing all the mysql database configuration and the admin account creation, still fails to start.
What is worse, there is no error message at all in the logs directory, so I have no idea of what’s going wrong. There is just one new line in seafile.log saying “start to serve on pipe client”, then seahub.sh fails with “Error:Seahub failed to start. Please try to run “./seahub.sh start” again”.
What can I do to make it work? I understand that Debian 11 is not officially supported yet, but it is now the recommended version for new Debian installations, so I am sure that very soon there will be more and more users with my same problem. I am happy to do tests and help - is there a debug mode? Perhaps it’s just something stupid, like a missing or broken dependency.