|author||Evan Prodromou <email@example.com>||2011-09-07 18:42:40 -0400|
|committer||Evan Prodromou <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2011-09-07 18:42:40 -0400|
Better documentation for upgrades
Diffstat (limited to 'UPGRADE')
1 files changed, 29 insertions, 52 deletions
@@ -1,17 +1,9 @@
-IMPORTANT NOTE: StatusNet 0.7.4 introduced a fix for some
-incorrectly-stored international characters ("UTF-8"). For new
-installations, it will now store non-ASCII characters correctly.
-However, older installations will have the incorrect storage, and will
-consequently show up "wrong" in browsers. See below for how to deal
-with this situation.
-If you've been using StatusNet 0.7, 0.6, 0.5 or lower, or if you've
+If you've been using StatusNet 0.9.9 or lower, or if you've
been tracking the "git" version of the software, you will probably
-want to upgrade and keep your existing data. There is no automated
-upgrade procedure in StatusNet 0.9.9. Try these step-by-step
+want to upgrade and keep your existing data. Try these step-by-step
instructions; read to the end first before trying them.
0. Download StatusNet and set up all the prerequisites as if you were
@@ -32,58 +24,28 @@ instructions; read to the end first before trying them.
5. Once all writing processes to your site are turned off, make a
final backup of the Web directory and database.
6. Move your StatusNet directory to a backup spot, like "statusnet.bak".
-7. Unpack your StatusNet 0.9.9 tarball and move it to "statusnet" or
+7. Unpack your StatusNet 1.0.0 tarball and move it to "statusnet" or
wherever your code used to be.
8. Copy the config.php file and the contents of the avatar/, background/,
file/, and local/ subdirectories from your old directory to your new
9. Copy htaccess.sample to .htaccess in the new directory. Change the
RewriteBase to use the correct path.
-10. Rebuild the database.
+10. Upgrade the database.
NOTE: this step is destructive and cannot be
reversed. YOU CAN EASILY DESTROY YOUR SITE WITH THIS STEP. Don't
do it without a known-good backup!
- If your database is at version 0.8.0 or higher in the 0.8.x line, you can run a
- special upgrade script:
- mysql -u<rootuser> -p<rootpassword> <database> db/08to09.sql
- If you are upgrading from any 0.9.x version like 0.9.6, run this script:
+ In your new StatusNet 1.0.0 directory and AFTER YOU MAKE A
+ BACKUP run the upgrade.php script like this:
- mysql -u<rootuser> -p<rootpassword> <database> db/096to097.sql
+ php ./scripts/upgrade.php
- Despite the name, it should work for any 0.9.x branch.
- Otherwise, go to your StatusNet directory and AFTER YOU MAKE A
- BACKUP run the rebuilddb.sh script like this:
- ./scripts/rebuilddb.sh rootuser rootpassword database db/statusnet.sql
- Here, rootuser and rootpassword are the username and password for a
- user who can drop and create databases as well as tables; typically
- that's _not_ the user StatusNet runs as. Note that rebuilddb.sh drops
- your database and rebuilds it; if there is an error you have no
- database. Make sure you have a backup.
- For PostgreSQL databases there is an equivalent, rebuilddb_psql.sh,
- which operates slightly differently. Read the documentation in that
- script before running it.
11. Use mysql or psql client to log into your database and make sure that
the notice, user, profile, subscription etc. tables are non-empty.
12. Turn back on the Web server, and check that things still work.
-13. Turn back on XMPP bots and email maildaemon. Note that the XMPP
- bots have changed since version 0.5; see above for details.
-If you're upgrading from very old versions, you may want to look at
-the fixup_* scripts in the scripts directories. These will store some
-precooked data in the DB. All upgraders should check out the inboxes
-NOTE: the database definition file, laconica.ini, has been renamed to
-statusnet.ini (since this is the recommended database name). If you
-have a line in your config.php pointing to the old name, you'll need
-to update it.
+13. Turn back on XMPP bots and email maildaemon.
NOTE: the 1.0.0 version of StatusNet changed the URLs for all admin
panels from /admin/* to /panel/*. This now allows the (popular)
@@ -91,15 +53,12 @@ username 'admin', but blocks the considerably less popular username
'panel'. If you have an existing user named 'panel', you should rename
them before upgrading.
-Notice inboxes are now required. If you don't have inboxes enabled,
-StatusNet will no longer run.
+If you are upgrading from a 0.8.x or 0.9.x version, you can safely
+skip this section.
StatusNet 0.7.4 introduced a fix for some incorrectly-stored
international characters ("UTF-8"). This fix is not
backwards-compatible; installations from before 0.7.4 will show
@@ -119,3 +78,21 @@ what to do.
2. When you're ready, set $config['db']['utf8'] to true, so that
new notices will be stored correctly.
+IMPORTANT NOTE: StatusNet 0.7.4 introduced a fix for some
+incorrectly-stored international characters ("UTF-8"). For new
+installations, it will now store non-ASCII characters correctly.
+However, older installations will have the incorrect storage, and will
+consequently show up "wrong" in browsers. See below for how to deal
+with this situation.
+NOTE: the database definition file, laconica.ini, has been renamed to
+statusnet.ini (since this is the recommended database name). If you
+have a line in your config.php pointing to the old name, you'll need
+to update it.
+Note that the XMPP bots have changed since version 0.5; see above for
+details. \ No newline at end of file