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#1 LF from MC

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:28 PM

Hi :(

I know you have a tutorial to install Coppermine, but would it be possible to make a tutorial to do an upgrade??

A friend is trying to upgrade her Coppermine, but is running into problems. She doesn't want to upload the .zip file to the server and then unpack it, as she think it would then overwrite all the files and the 'Albums' folder. She is very good at reading instructions, but sometimes there not very clear.

I understand if this isn't possible.

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Lorraine

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 11:10 PM

Never mind - I got the blessed script updated to 1.4.8. I was having a lot of problems uploading the folders to the server :( - I got fed up with the FTP program I was using and downloaded another one - I did have better luck with it. :D

When I got everything updated - I had to download the new version of the theme I was using (Inkpot) and then upload it to the server. Now things seem to be working. The one confusing thing I found - the instructions said to not overwrite the anycontent.php file which I didn't. However, when I did the version check of all the files, it said this particular file was an older version and should be upgraded. I finally did overwrite the original file (I had backed it up - was using the stable 1.3.5. version of Coppermine) and I think everything is still working okay. Wish they would get together with their instructions for us old fogies.

I will check out the 1.4.8 version more tomorrow to see the new features. I do want to edit the Inkpot theme again - at least so I can read the fonts! I have the changes on my computer that I made before so it shouldn't take too long.

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:00 AM

I donīt use coppermine at the moment so I donīt know how the upgrade process is today, but generally, replace the files they say and leave the others as they are.

The new version (1.4.8 in this case) may as you say have a newer filename for anycontent.php but its code might not have changed depending if they havenīt found any problems with it.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:39 AM

I'm glad you were able to get it working Gail, :) Were all the discretions still in there when you upgraded?? That's the part I was worried about. :tchrocks:

Lorraine

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hi Lorraine,

Everything transferred to the new Coppermine - no problems. I have just done a bit of editing again to the .css file.

Good news - you can now sort the order of the photos in an album which was not a feature of the 1.3.x versions and earlier. ;)

Thomas - it looks like they left the same instructions for upgrading from version 1.3.x to 1.4.x as they previously had (upgrading from 1.3.4 to 1.3.5 etc). However, there were a couple of things different this time but I was able to figure it out.

I must say - I really like the file version checker that they have added. When I first did the upgrade, I was missing 4 mandatory files (why I am not sure?). I simply uploaded these 4 files again and all is well. It also pointed out the themes still had permissions set at 777 and this was not necessary so I changed them. There were a couple of other things as well that I don't recall now. Anyway, the file version checker is very handy - I now am updated to the stable version of 1.4.8 with no mandatory files missing, no older version files and it lists a couple of other things - quite a useful feature.

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Edited by Gail, 12 June 2006 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 06:45 PM

Good news - you can now sort the order of the photos in an album which was not a feature of the 1.3.x versions and earlier.

That's great news Gail. ;)

Good job on your upgrade. I just hope when I'm ready to upgrade, I don't have many problems. :P

Lorraine




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