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Old 10-19-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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I have had to give up temporarily on Snippetmaster, so please forgive yet another (probably stupid) question (though I am glad that thread was helpful to David!)

This time, I am about to upgrade ( rather late) to Joomla! v1.0.11. I've already done the patch to VirtueMart which was easy as it's quite small, but the base product is a lot more files.

I am (obviously) advised to backup the site and the database first. The d/b is easy as I've already done (and tested) it several times; the site was a bit trickier as the download didn't do anything, but I eventually got the FTP option to work, so everything is safely copied now!

So now I'm ready to go, v1.0.8 to 11. I have the patch downloaded and all the files extracted ready to copy: but I haven't managed to find a definitive list of what I need to watch out for in terms of overwriting. My templates are not the default, so won't get splatted and I have made no changes to the actual code that I know of: but what other files (in the root, or elsewhere) do I need to preserve? footer.php yes, what else?

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You just need to keep a copy of any files you have modified. Usually this will just be includes/footer.php and perhaps administrator/templates/joomla_admin/index.php - also a copy of the config files for VM and Joomla. I also keep local copies of the site templates.

Easiest way to upgrade using the patches is to use JoomlaXplorer. If you have not yet installed it then do so using the Components installer. Use JoomlaXplorer to upload the tar.gz update package (no need to use ftp upload) and then select the file in JX, hit the unpack icon and the job is done.

The documentation with the package will state if a database update is required, and if so will provide the query to be run.

   
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Many thanks Kelvyn: I was just worried there might be something obvious I had overlooked!
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When I am updating components which I have modified I usually merge my mods into any new files - I use a little program called ExamDiff to compare files. But I have rarely needed to modify the Joomla core files.

   
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