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Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: lars-blogger: RSS feed broken

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Posted by Lars Pind on
Yeah, try the 4.6.2 version and use the "Setup an RSS feed" link.
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Posted by Tom Lazar on
dave, lars,

sounds good. but how does one go about updating an existing 4.6.1 installation?

[ ] untar the 4.6.2 ball into and over the existing installation
[ ] replace the existing installation with a fresh untar and move
    the modified .adp and .tcl files manually back
[ ] set up a new instance with a new database
[x] i really haven't got a clue yet

thanks in advance!

tom

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Posted by Tilmann Singer on
First of all make a backup of both all your files and the db.

> untar the 4.6.2 ball into and over the existing installation
> replace the existing installation with a fresh untar and move
> the modified .adp and .tcl files manually back

If you have lots of modified files then you would propably like to look into using a local CVS repository approach, using 'vendor import' for importing OpenACS code into your project. See http://pinds.com/acs-tips/openacs-setup for a good description how to do that.

> set up a new instance with a new database

No. After upgrading the files to the new versions go to /acs-admin/apm/packages-install and select those packages that have an 'Upgrade' comment. The apm will then present you with a list of sql upgrade scripts that it is about to run. The upgrade scripts contain data model changes, e.g. 'alter table add ...' when a new column has been added to a table. Confirm and cross fingers.

Note that there is a serious effort to make the upgrade scripts work between _final_ releases, e.g. 4.6.1 and the not yet released 4.6.2, not between beta versions, although they most likely work. If not please file a bug report.

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Posted by Tom Lazar on
tilmann: thanks for the advice: i'm now running oacs 4.6.2 and the rss-feeds work fine with lars-blogger 0.8.5