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Upgrade from 2.0.19 to 2.1.X impossible, imcompatible, and empty.

Started by FinsandFur, May 20, 2022, 10:35:05 PM

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I just cannot get this figured out.I've been trying different things for close to a month.
Via the package manager I get an error that says even though the package was uploaded it appears to be empty.
The package doesnt even show in the list.
Then I try to upload file by file via FTP, to a sub directory in the "packages" directory as suggested along with the above error message. It says PKG manager will automatically find the package when done this way. Nope, it doesnt.
It's there, but pkg manager ignores it.
Permissions are all writable.
No errors in error log.
And Mod Sec disabled.
Any ideas? This is incredibly frustrating


You can't upgrade 2.0.19 via package manager! You need to upload the 2.1.2 large upgrade to your forum directory and run the upgrade.php ( or ( wherever directory you put it in. - Custom Logos - My Themes on SMF | My Themes on ShadesWeb - Sniffing out the road ahead

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yes sorry but no there is no way to upgrade/patch through the package manager when going to a new branch of smf

you will need to use the large upgrade files, uploading them to your site, over writing all existing files and then run the upgrade to update the database

this will set your forum to a default smf 2.1.x, meaning you will need to find new themes and mods that are made to work with smf 2.1.x, download and install them, as anything made for 2.0.x will not work for 2.1.x
however your database will be in tact so no posts will be lost or anything there just all themes and mods will be removed.


There is no possible way we could support upgrading between major releases through the package manager. There are just far too many code changes and the package manager wasn't really designed for that anyway.
Michael Eshom
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And there you have it. I dont know how I missed any info stating that but I thank you guys for pointing it out.
I uploaded large pkg and ran the upgrade utility and everything went off absolutely perfect.
This was a very heavily modded site. I expected a lot of issues and there were none.
"Thank you kindly" doesnt begin to express my gratitude @Oldiesmann @shadav @Shades.