Update from 0.74.3 to 1.0.2


We recently (like 2 months ago) started using Rocket.Chat. Now there was a major update, I tried to install the update with https://rocket.chat/docs/installation/updating/ as a basis. I get deprecated errors and after another error on

root@py:/tmp/bundle/programs/server# sudo chown -R rocketchat:rocketchat /opt/Rocket.Chat
chown: invalid user: ‘rocketchat:rocketchat’

After spinning up Rocket.chat again, looking at administration, it still says Rocket.Chat 0.74.3.

Anybody any tips? Would be awesome, we would love to use the new version.

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS


Any help would be highly appreciated!


Looks like the User & Group doesn’t exist.
What is your output of ‘cat /etc/group’ & ‘cat /etc/passwd’ ?


It looks like you might have followed another guide when setting up?

I don’t see any actual Rocket.Chat errors here. Does Rocket.Chat its self start up? Take a look at its logs and lets see what they show. File ownership isn’t not likely to keep Rocket.Chat from starting up or if so there will be errors in the logs that will help clarify things.

If you do: systemctl status rocketchat you should see the last few logs along with the service state.


propose U to start from qualify what versions r U using
For Node:
node -v
For npm:
npm -v
For mongo
mongod -version

then check is it suitable for use with 1.0.02

By the way today i have been updated my vervion and i faced the issue that mongo-replicas is necessary