Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of faq/drupal/upgrade


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Sep 6, 2007, 11:40:29 AM (12 years ago)
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    11== Upgrade Drupal ==
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    3 May First/People Link will '''update''' your Drupal installation for you, however, we cannot '''upgrade''' your Drupal installation. The difference between update and upgrade is:
     3May First/People Link will ''update'' your Drupal installation for you, however, we cannot ''upgrade'' your Drupal installation. The difference between update and upgrade is:
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    5  * update - changing minor versions. Updates represent small changes, usually to fix bugs and security holes. In the Drupal 4 branch, examples of minor version changes are:  4.7.4 to 4.7.5. In the Drupal 5 branch, examples of minor version changes are 5.1 to 5.2.
     5 * ''update'' - changing minor versions. Updates represent small changes, usually to fix bugs and security holes. In the Drupal 4 branch, examples of minor version changes are:  4.7.4 to 4.7.5. In the Drupal 5 branch, examples of minor version changes are 5.1 to 5.2.
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    7  * upgrade - an upgrade means changing between major Drupal versions. That means going from 4.6 to 4.7. Or from 4.7 to 5. Or from 5 to 6.
     7 * ''upgrade'' - an upgrade means changing between major Drupal versions. That means going from 4.6 to 4.7. Or from 4.7 to 5. Or from 5 to 6.
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    99Why doesn't May First/People Link do major upgrades? We would love to! However, it is a complicated process that is different for each site. In other words, we cannot automate the process, like we can for minor updates. If we upgraded everyone's Drupal web site we would have no time to do anything else!
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    11 If you would like to upgrade your site, here are directions for how to do that. If you are not comfortable doing this, and you are able to hire a developer to help, please [ticket:newticket post a ticket] of the type "Project/Need to hire someone" and we will try to match you with a techie.
     11If you would like to upgrade your site, here are directions for how to do that. If you are not comfortable doing this, and you are able to hire a developer to help, please [newticket post a ticket] of the type "Project/Need to hire someone" and we will try to match you with a techie.
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    13 '''Please note:''' If you primary host is viewsic.mayfirst.org, please add a support ticket. Upgrading Drupal on viewsic.mayfirst.org is a different process than upgrading on our other servers. In addition, these directions are for upgrading from 4.7 to 5.2. If you are running Drupal 4.6, you will first need to upgrade to 4.7 before you can follow these directions.
     13''Please note:'' If you primary host is viewsic.mayfirst.org, please add a support ticket. Upgrading Drupal on viewsic.mayfirst.org is a different process than upgrading on our other servers. In addition, these directions are for upgrading from 4.7 to 5.2. If you are running Drupal 4.6, you will first need to upgrade to 4.7 before you can follow these directions.
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    1515 * Assemble your team. To upgrade Drupal, you will need someone who is comfortable using the command line and using secure shell (ssh). If that is not you, you may want to recruit some helpers.