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  1. My upgrade of Joomla from 1.0.9 to 1.0.11 went fairly smooth. Be sure to backup first. After backing up take the site down. NOT GOOD: The zip file of the upgrade from 1.0.9 to 1.0.11 DID NOT unzip for me. GOOD: The tar.gz did gunzip and untar correctly. NOTE: After installing the upgrade files you have at least one more step. You will have to manually edit your globals.php file. This file is found in the top directory of your Joomla installation for me that is public_html / joomla_1.0.4 / Copy it to a safe place above Joomla before editing so you can restore it with Cpanel should your edit fail. Cpanel does not "show" this file correctly but the Cpanel edit works. Around line 24 you will find this: define( 'RG_EMULATION', 0 ); change it to this: define( 'RG_EMULATION', 1 ); Now go to you admin page and check the system info and see if you have any warnings. All should be good.
  2. Looks like Joomla continues to require security upgrades. 1.0.11 is the latest and is described as critical. Joomla 1.0.11 release notes. I'll be trying this shortly.
  3. Here are the detailed steps I used. 0. Login as admin to your joomla site and take the site off line, be polite and give a good estimate of when you will bring it back on line in absolute terms like 11:00 am Sunday June 11, 2006. 1. Check your current installed version System->System Info->System Info tab. Check the joomla version line. Log out of joomla admin. 2. Get the patch file for your version to 1.0.9, I use the tar.gz format. 3.Backup your system 4 Upload the patch file with cpanel to your Joomla root directory for me public_html/joomla. The patch assmes it is unpaced in the joomla root directory. 5. For safety I copy my joomla directory with the patch to my /tmp directory with cpanel, then I use cpanel to extract the files from the tar.gz by selecting the tar.gz file and hitting extract. This ran without errors and then I used gftp (linux ftp gui) to check the file owner ship and permissions of a few random directories and files in the updated joomla tmp agains those in my offical joomla directory. They all looked good. 8. Used cpanel to extract the patch in my official joomla directory. 9. Logged back in as admin and check the version as in step 1, it should be 1.0.9 now. 10. Enable the site, hit some of your custom modules etc and generally surf the site.
  4. popeorchestra.com is using Joomla_1.0.7 and Gallery2. We were just getting started so I re built the site when moving from mambo. I also had an disasterous upgrade from 1.0.x to 1.0.4 and end up rebuiling again. The 1.0.4 to 1.0.7 upgrade when smooth as silk and I have found no errors, yet. Every thing has gone just fine.
  5. Things seem to have worked much better this time upgrading from 1.0.4 to 1.0.7 First I did a backup. I also copied my joomla directory to a temporary location on my site public_html/tmp. I uploaded the tar gziped file to the copy in tmp and used cpanel to unzip tar the files, must be done within the top level joomla directory. This showed no errors and the file ownership and permissions looked good. I used gftp to check these out. I took my site off line with the Site->Global Configuration menu. Then I copied the joomla upgrade file over to my official site directory for me ~/public_html/joomla_4.0.1 and used cpanel to uncomress un tar it there. Every thing works fine. Now to find a better content editor.
  6. This is good advice but last time I tried to upgrade I ended up having to reinstall everything. Things transpired as follows: Retrieved zip file from joomla. Tried to up load zip file via cpanel. Cpanel failed to upload some or all of the files. I'm not sure since cpanel file manager doesn't show owner ship but I guessed that the problem was that having been installed and configured via the web page many things were owned by the apache process ( some times known as nobody). This is all on the very edge of my experience so I'm pretty fuzzy on it. I do know that I asked for support help and things went from bad to worse as support attempted to adjust or repair ownership and eventually I even lost my Gallery installation. So here I am with a very solid need to upgrade and only knowing how not to do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ed
  7. Looks like the path is now /usr/bin NOT /usr/local/bin A case of !RTFM Wonder why. ImageMagick isn't a typical unix binary that you would find in /usr/bin
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