[Mediawiki-l] Hoe wo upgrade from 1.5.x

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Sun Mar 26 17:49:24 UTC 2006

Andy Roberts wrote:
> Has anybody sucessfully upgraded from 1.5.0  to 1.5.7 and documented
> the precise steps involved please?

See the file UPGRADE:

"Generally, within a stable release series (e.g. 1.4.0, 1.4.1, etc) there
are no required database changes, and upgrading should require no more
than copying the new source files over the old ones."

Untar the new files over the old files. You're done.

> For example, if uploading the extracted files of the new version via
> FTP, does the localsettings file need to be reconfigured, or can you
> keep the old one in situ?

Leave it.

> I talke it the last step, running the installer should be ommitted
> when upgrading fom 1.5.0 to 1.5.7,  so it's just a case of copying
> over some new versions of the php scripts and libraries, but which
> ones?

Just copy everything in. Did you read the UPGRADE file which explains this?

> Given that there will be quite a few people attempting this on a
> regular basis, it may be worth fleshing out the documentation a bit,
> if anybody can spare the time to do so.

It's in the documentation, in the first paragraph. :)

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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