[pmwiki-users] Fatal error in upgrading from 2.2.45

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Wed Sep 16 11:39:02 CDT 2015

On 2015-09-16 15:40, Donald Z. Osborn wrote:
> Thank you Petko. I had gone about this backwards it seems. All working 
> now.
> One question - the new version does not include rss.php in the scripts
> folder, but when I took it out of my installation, the wikipages had 
> error
> messages at top indicating this file was not found. I simply re-added 
> it,
> which seems to have solved that issue, but wondered if there is another 
> way
> I should have addressed this or any longer term issues with rss.php.

The new core file with RSS functions is scripts/feeds.php. See this 


My advice is to disable rss.php which is no longer supported and use 

> Next task is more complex - I have an old installation - 2.0 - on 
> another
> site and need to either update it or simply remove it (the wiki 
> contents
> are obsolete) and install new. The object will be to receive contents 
> of
> another wiki of about the same generation that went offline when the 
> host
> site went offline (complicated story, but it boils down to funding 
> ending
> for the project that sponsored it).
> I'm tempted just to start fresh with a new installation and hope the 
> wiki-d
> files work.

Yes, this would be my way to do it.

> Or would it make more sense to import wiki.d, config, and skin,
> and then do an update from 2.0? Any advice or experience of others
> would be appreciated.

Have backups in case something breaks.

I'd fresh install the latest version of PmWiki and the wiki.d pages.

On the first run, PmWiki will likely prompt you to accept some updates 
(moving pages) -- accept them. See what works, what doesn't -- read 
Upgrades and ReleaseNotes. Get the latest versions of all recipes/skins 
you used and enable them one after another to see if there are warnings 
or errors. Your original skin might still work, or you may have to add 
some markers in it like <!--HTMLHeader-->; if you cannot make the old 
skin work, maybe try another skin.

If you have any difficulty, tell us and we'll help you.


Change log     :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog
Release notes  :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes
If you upgrade :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades

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