Upgrading Drupal

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  1. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

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    I installed Drupal 6 last night at Localhost. Drupal wants to upgrade to 6.12 but I haven't a clue how to go about. I followed what I thought were the instructions on Upgrade.txt in the extracted tarball but ended up destroying the installation. Mind you a few commands in terminal and that was easily put right.

    I've searched the net and the only information I could get related to performing an upgrade on a remote server with Windows...not much use.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Riverrun

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    Tried untaring the tarball to/etc/drupal and that didn't work either.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    Never done something like that ... will take a look at it when I get some time.
    Mrk
     
  4. Riverrun

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    Take your time, Mrk, there's no hurry.

    I'm just playing around.
     
  5. Riverrun

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    In case anybody's interested, I dropped Drupal and installed Joomla. It installed a lot easier. Mysql complained a bit and I sudo apt-get updated and that seemed to fix it but it was very reluctant to allow me to log-in prior to that.

    Playing around with Joomla, just getting the feel of it.

    Course, I should have run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade at the outset and that would most likely avoided the problems in the first place.

    Never mind, I'm learning a little every day and for me, Linux is just the job. I just love it.
     
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  6. NGRhodes

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    Hi

    Just seem this.

    I personally pefer to install Drupal, Joomla direct from the sites as they are not really installed apps.
    Both Joomla and Drupal upgrade easily between minor versions 99% of the time DB changes are not needed, copy new files and run any upgrade/install scripts or change settings as the release/upgrade notes dictate.

    Not got any experience of using these via a repository, but well worth giving both Joomla and Drupal a try, as both quite different, but both good (I actually develop using another open source CMS which I find better for my needs/uses).

    I would consider trying other CMSes as well if you have the time, SOME that I've tried and thought were good include MODx, Silverlight, YACS (disclaimer I am one of the developers of YACS, but I did try YACS and liked it before I came a developer...), CMS Made Simple.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    I ended up installing Joomla and the install was very easy. All the files are in var/www which makes it very convenient. I'm getting the hang of it and I've been busy shaping a template for use. Hard to beat CMS for fast web-site creation.
     
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