Commit 735cbc4c authored by webchick's avatar webchick

Issue #1040810 by Tor Arne Thune, jhodgdon: Fixed UPGRADE.txt describes...

Issue #1040810 by Tor Arne Thune, jhodgdon: Fixed UPGRADE.txt describes erroneous step and should mention release notes.
parent 5dedc4c4
INTRODUCTION
------------
This document describes how to:
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applying it to your live site. Even minor updates can cause your site's
behavior to change.
* Each new release of Drupal has release notes, which explain the changes made
since the previous version and any special instructions needed to update or
upgrade to the new version. You can find a link to the release notes for the
version you are upgrading or updating to on the Drupal project page
(http://drupal.org/project/drupal).
UPGRADE PROBLEMS
----------------
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More in-depth information on upgrading can be found at http://drupal.org/upgrade
MINOR VERSION UPDATES
---------------------
To update from one minor 7.x version of Drupal to any later 7.x version, after
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If you made modifications to files like .htaccess or robots.txt, you will
need to re-apply them from your backup, after the new files are in place.
Sometimes an update includes changes to settings.php (this will be noted in
the release announcement). If that's the case, replace your old settings.php
with the new one, and copy the site-specific entries (especially the lines
giving the database name, user, and password) from the old settings.php to
the new settings.php.
Sometimes an update includes changes to default.settings.php (this will be
noted in the release notes). If that's the case, follow these steps:
- Make a backup copy of your settings.php file, with a different file name.
- Make a copy of the new default.settings.php file, and name the copy
settings.php (overwriting your previous settings.php file).
- Copy the custom and site-specific entries from the backup you made into the
new settings.php file. You will definitely need the lines giving the
database information, and you will also want to copy in any other
customizations you have added.
4. Download the latest Drupal 7.x release from http://drupal.org to a
directory outside of your web root. Extract the archive and copy the files
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Disable the "Put site into maintenance mode" checkbox and save the
configuration.
MAJOR VERSION UPGRADE
---------------------
To upgrade from a previous major version of Drupal to Drupal 7.x, after
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To get started with Drupal 7 administration, visit
http://drupal.org/getting-started/7/admin
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