How to update Drupal from 5.x to 5.x

Well,

this is a VERY SIMPLE issue… and you can find MANY others guides around, but let me just tell you :

1_

Backup all your web site files and export all your database tables …

2_

donwload the lastest 5.x version

3_

extract the .tar.gz file and, in the meantime login to get the directories of your website (usually using the ftp service)

4_

copy (overwrite) all the files extracted to your root directory

5_

eventually, change you permissions (it depends on your server configuration)

6_

go to http://www.youwebsite.com/update.php & run the database update script…

fine ! that’s all ! so simple ! you did it !!!

BUT

if you should get THIS error message

“The following error must be resolved before you can continue the installation process:
register_globals is enabled. Drupal requires this configuration directive to be disabled. Your site may not be secure when register_globals is enabled.”

(or your websites simply shows you an error message relate to php configuration)

probably the answer is to make a call named “php.ini“, into the root directory of your website, with those simple words inside

register_globals = OFF
memory_limit = 16M

easy, isn’t it ???

As usual hope it is useful to somebody…

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Author: Federico Fregosi

DevOps Engineer in London

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