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Commit 7ada8c4c authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

Better documentation for upgrades

parent e0620285
Upgrading
=========
IMPORTANT NOTE: StatusNet 0.7.4 introduced a fix for some
incorrectly-stored international characters ("UTF-8"). For new
installations, it will now store non-ASCII characters correctly.
However, older installations will have the incorrect storage, and will
consequently show up "wrong" in browsers. See below for how to deal
with this situation.
If you've been using StatusNet 0.7, 0.6, 0.5 or lower, or if you've
If you've been using StatusNet 0.9.9 or lower, or if you've
been tracking the "git" version of the software, you will probably
want to upgrade and keep your existing data. There is no automated
upgrade procedure in StatusNet 0.9.9. Try these step-by-step
want to upgrade and keep your existing data. Try these step-by-step
instructions; read to the end first before trying them.
0. Download StatusNet and set up all the prerequisites as if you were
......@@ -32,58 +24,28 @@ instructions; read to the end first before trying them.
5. Once all writing processes to your site are turned off, make a
final backup of the Web directory and database.
6. Move your StatusNet directory to a backup spot, like "statusnet.bak".
7. Unpack your StatusNet 0.9.9 tarball and move it to "statusnet" or
7. Unpack your StatusNet 1.0.0 tarball and move it to "statusnet" or
wherever your code used to be.
8. Copy the config.php file and the contents of the avatar/, background/,
file/, and local/ subdirectories from your old directory to your new
directory.
9. Copy htaccess.sample to .htaccess in the new directory. Change the
RewriteBase to use the correct path.
10. Rebuild the database.
10. Upgrade the database.
NOTE: this step is destructive and cannot be
reversed. YOU CAN EASILY DESTROY YOUR SITE WITH THIS STEP. Don't
do it without a known-good backup!
If your database is at version 0.8.0 or higher in the 0.8.x line, you can run a
special upgrade script:
mysql -u<rootuser> -p<rootpassword> <database> db/08to09.sql
If you are upgrading from any 0.9.x version like 0.9.6, run this script:
In your new StatusNet 1.0.0 directory and AFTER YOU MAKE A
BACKUP run the upgrade.php script like this:
mysql -u<rootuser> -p<rootpassword> <database> db/096to097.sql
php ./scripts/upgrade.php
Despite the name, it should work for any 0.9.x branch.
Otherwise, go to your StatusNet directory and AFTER YOU MAKE A
BACKUP run the rebuilddb.sh script like this:
./scripts/rebuilddb.sh rootuser rootpassword database db/statusnet.sql
Here, rootuser and rootpassword are the username and password for a
user who can drop and create databases as well as tables; typically
that's _not_ the user StatusNet runs as. Note that rebuilddb.sh drops
your database and rebuilds it; if there is an error you have no
database. Make sure you have a backup.
For PostgreSQL databases there is an equivalent, rebuilddb_psql.sh,
which operates slightly differently. Read the documentation in that
script before running it.
11. Use mysql or psql client to log into your database and make sure that
the notice, user, profile, subscription etc. tables are non-empty.
12. Turn back on the Web server, and check that things still work.
13. Turn back on XMPP bots and email maildaemon. Note that the XMPP
bots have changed since version 0.5; see above for details.
If you're upgrading from very old versions, you may want to look at
the fixup_* scripts in the scripts directories. These will store some
precooked data in the DB. All upgraders should check out the inboxes
options below.
NOTE: the database definition file, laconica.ini, has been renamed to
statusnet.ini (since this is the recommended database name). If you
have a line in your config.php pointing to the old name, you'll need
to update it.
13. Turn back on XMPP bots and email maildaemon.
NOTE: the 1.0.0 version of StatusNet changed the URLs for all admin
panels from /admin/* to /panel/*. This now allows the (popular)
......@@ -91,15 +53,12 @@ username 'admin', but blocks the considerably less popular username
'panel'. If you have an existing user named 'panel', you should rename
them before upgrading.
Notice inboxes
--------------
Notice inboxes are now required. If you don't have inboxes enabled,
StatusNet will no longer run.
UTF-8 Database
--------------
If you are upgrading from a 0.8.x or 0.9.x version, you can safely
skip this section.
StatusNet 0.7.4 introduced a fix for some incorrectly-stored
international characters ("UTF-8"). This fix is not
backwards-compatible; installations from before 0.7.4 will show
......@@ -119,3 +78,21 @@ what to do.
option enabled.
2. When you're ready, set $config['db']['utf8'] to true, so that
new notices will be stored correctly.
Older versions
==============
IMPORTANT NOTE: StatusNet 0.7.4 introduced a fix for some
incorrectly-stored international characters ("UTF-8"). For new
installations, it will now store non-ASCII characters correctly.
However, older installations will have the incorrect storage, and will
consequently show up "wrong" in browsers. See below for how to deal
with this situation.
NOTE: the database definition file, laconica.ini, has been renamed to
statusnet.ini (since this is the recommended database name). If you
have a line in your config.php pointing to the old name, you'll need
to update it.
Note that the XMPP bots have changed since version 0.5; see above for
details.
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