[pmwiki-users] Upgrades for a dumb user

Ben Wilson dausha at gmail.com
Thu May 11 10:01:36 CDT 2006

Are you limited to FTP or do you have shell access?


What you can do first is build the new pmwiki installation as a
sub-directory of the current one, or sibling directory. For example:

http://www.example.it/pmwiki <- this is the original directory:
http://www.example.it/pmwiki/pmwiki-2.1.5 (or better)

Then, copy your wiki.d/, cookbook/, and local/ to the pmwiki-2.1.5
directory. I believe this should show you what you need to do _on that
server_ to prepare the new installation. When you have it working,
then re-FTP the pmwiki-2.1.5 over the old code base, and copy the new

If shell:

I would suggest you consider a different approach to the new install
using the Wiki Farm Alternative.[1] This divorces the pmwiki software
from the actual web site. Upgrading is as easy as building a new
directory and re-pointing the local software to point at the new
install. If things break, you can more easily revert. I have used this
approach for quite some time without a problem.

[1]: http://pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/WikiFarmAlternative

On 5/11/06, kirpi at kirpi.it <kirpi at kirpi.it> wrote:
> Time has come for me to make the first pmwiki upgrade.
> It might well be easy, but I cannot understand the instructions
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades
> If I take (no text commands available, just graphical interface) the
> "pmwiki-x.y.z" folder and copy it over my existing "wiki" folder, it
> will overwrite eveything. I don't feel at ease.
> Perhaps should I open every folder and copy all the single "files",
> and just copy the files, not the folders? And for every folder within
> other folders, open it and copy the files?
> As files are many, and nested folders also, I'm afraid to make a mess.
> Thank you
> Luigi
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Ben Wilson
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