Upgrading an OpenACS 5.0.0 or greater installation

  • Upgrading a stock site. If you have no custom code, and your site is not in a CVS repository, upgrade with these steps:

    1. Go to /acs-admin/install/ and click "Upgrade Your System" in "Install from OpenACS Repository"

    2. Select all of the packages you want to upgrade and proceed

    3. After upgrade is complete, restart the server as indicated.

    4. If you are using locales other than en_US, go to acs-lang/admin and "Import all Messages" to load the new translated messages. Your local translations, if any, will take precedence over imported translations.

  • Upgrading a Custom or CVS site. If you have custom code, and your site is in a CVS repository, upgrade with these steps:

    1. Upgrade the file system for all packages in use. the section called “Upgrading the OpenACS files”

    2. Go to /acs-admin/install/ and click "Upgrade Your System" in "Install from local file system"

    3. Select all of the packages you want to upgrade and proceed

    4. After upgrade is complete, restart the server as indicated.

    5. If you are using locales other than en_US, go to acs-lang/admin and "Import all Messages" to load the new translated messages. Your local translations, if any, will take precedence over imported translations.