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XF 1.5 Upgrading from 1.4.x to 1.5.x

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Neutral Singh, Oct 26, 2015.

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  1. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    I am at 1.4.5 and would upgrade directly to 1.5.2... is it OK if download the full version and run the upgrade process? Please advice.

    And are there any redundant core 1.4.x files that i need to remove from the server after running the upgrades?

    Thanks
     
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You must upgrade using the upgrade package, not the full one. There's no need to remove any files (I'm not sure there's any redundant ones anyway).
     
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  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The full package works the same, it just excludes some nonessential files for upgrades, files which some FTP programs might use to overwrite parts of your installation. In particular, the /data and /internal_data directories are very important as they contain all of your avatars and attachments and you don't want to possibly overwrite them which is why they are excluded from the upgrade package. The usual and expected behavior is that the FTP client does a "merge" overwriting only those files (not directories) which exist in both places, but not all FTP clients behave as expected and some can actually be configured to overwrite entire directories.

    edit - I have also seen FTP clients which change directory permissions despite not overwriting the entire directory. That can also be a problem for /data and /internal_data because those directories need to be writable.
     
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  4. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    Already upgraded! Thanks anyways! :)
     

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