XF 1.5 Upgrading forum, admin appears for all users during installation

brunoa

Member
Hi, I'm updating my forum installation and something weird happened. I turned the forum off while uploading the update files to the FTP so the forum was down for a while, but after uploading some files, the main URL redirected to the installation screen for every user.

Why did this happen? Is there a way to make sure the forum will be offline for normal users while updating?
 

brunoa

Member
I had to start it over and restrict access to my IP only during the update. Couldn't risk trying again.
 

ozzy47

Well-known member
That is strange, once the files were loaded it should have shut the board off till the upgrade had completed.

What version were you going from - to?
 

S Thomas

Well-known member
Nope, if files are heavily missing or corrupted, XF automatically switches to "please install me" mode.
 

ozzy47

Well-known member
Nope, if files are heavily missing or corrupted, XF automatically switches to "please install me" mode.
Sure, that would happen, but he was able to start over and it was successful, so I would have to assume the files were all there and not corrupt.
 

S Thomas

Well-known member
If you override your files and you're still on a lower version, this can be interpreted the same as "missing or corrupted", because, well, the expected content is missing. At least this is my experience with XF upgrades.
 

brunoa

Member
Was upgrading to 1.5.18 from 1.4.something. What @yoloswaggerino mentioned makes sense since I was overwriting files and not merging them. I had to restore a backup and start again, restricting access to the server to make sure it didn't happen again. Thanks for the comments!
 
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