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Upgrade from 1.1 to 1.2 doesn't work normally

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by news4share, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. news4share

    news4share Member

    Hi there,

    the readme Text in the Upgrade package is not correct , because it runs in that error that you cant upgrade because it is the normal install process.

    Once the files are uploaded, your XenForo installation will automatically be closed
    until the upgrade is complete. To begin the upgrade, go to the URL that corresponds
    to <your XenForo Directory>/install (eg: http://www.example.com/xenforo/install).
    You will be instructed to login as an administrator and guided through the steps.
    Once the upgrade is complete, your XenForo installation will automatically be reopened.
    is the corresponding text. But thats not correct. So you start the install not the upgrade.

    Upgrading works with : http://www.example.com/install/index.php?upgrade
    And that works like a peace of candy :D

  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If that URL isn't triggering the upgrade system automatically, then you probably wiped out the install lock file, which happens if the files aren't uploaded correctly. (Specifically, you need to be sure to merge directories.)
  3. justwordme

    justwordme Active Member

    Confused what is merge? Don't you just upload files?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

  5. justwordme

    justwordme Active Member

    I use Core FTP and just drag from my computer and drop onto server. I then overwrite when prompted super easy for this n00b. Sounds like merge is the same process. Thanks.
  6. news4share

    news4share Member

    Of cause i delete the install directory after the first install of Xenforo 1.1 . why ? Because secure a folder with htaccess for user and PW is not strong enough? To easy for Stupid script kids.
    and in the install / Upgrade Readme is nothing about a install.lock file. upgrade is not install imho. BTW, backups before upgrade is the first :)

    And i know what file and directory merging is. just make a choice at the beginning : Install new or Upgrade from. Then it doesn't care about a file named install.lock
  7. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    You can always password protect the install directory + add only certain IP's from accessing the install directory. You also have to have an admin account to actually do anything on that page, as far as I know it's suggested that you always keep the install directory and don't delete it.
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    That certainly adds a dangerous unknown variable that will cause problems.

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