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Offline MacGig

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how to upgrade a forum?
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:22:02 PM »
I have a friends forum running smf 2.0.4. how do I update this to 2.0.15? been years since I've messed with smf so Im a little rusty and don't remember. thanks. :)

do I need ftp access or can it be updated from within the forums itself as the admin?

Offline Illori

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 03:25:12 PM »

Offline MacGig

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 03:36:26 PM »
thank you. :)

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 03:44:38 PM »
was working great until I did the last update. now I got a blank page, something happened it didnt like on the very last update. lol. got to call the web host now and figure out what happened. 

 This page isn’t working
(mysite dot com)  is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 03:45:43 PM »
was working great until I did the last update. now I got a blank page, something happened it didnt like on the very last update. lol. got to call the web host now and figure out what happened.

What's your php version ?

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 03:46:39 PM »
doing this for a friend. have to get him to check. it's probably an older version I'm sure.

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 03:54:17 PM »
doing this for a friend. have to get him to check. it's probably an older version I'm sure.

You can check in Admin >> Main >> Support and Credits, but I guess you can't now
php version has to be 5.4.0 or higher
you can(or your friend) check php version this way as well https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/What_is_a_phpinfo()_file

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 04:18:29 PM »
the last update hosed the forum. just a blank page now. lol. have to get the hosting co to restore from a backup then I'll check. thanks for the info/help.

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 05:09:12 PM »
better to ask the host the php version and upgrade it then restore the backup as you dont know when they last did the backup unless they have told you.

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 06:14:48 PM »
we have one backup. on a site thats been active for 25 years. LOL.  and that backup is being rotated out in less than 10 hours. the only backup was about a month ago or a little less. forum works again now so the backup works. their updating php now for us. 30 minutes or less it will be done.

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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 08:14:02 PM »
Seriously, there was no need to do that. Update php to 5.6 or higher and the forum would work just fine
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Re: how to upgrade a forum?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 11:38:05 PM »
Did it fail when installing .14 patch?