[Webcom] Upgrading Drupal to 5.3

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Oct 25 19:07:22 EDT 2007

Thanks for the brainstorming!
If we can upgrade the .net server then I'm happy.  It's a good time  
to get a new mirror of .org site onto the .net machine.

The theme is customised from spreadfirefox.

Upgrading the modules will probably be the toughest part.  Last time  
I started to think about upgrading, all the modules we needed weren't  
yet ported to 5.  I think it is good now.

At the end of it all I'd like to add step 10: set up daily copy  
of .org -> .net server.

If you want to start on some of these steps, I fully support it - at  
least getting us up to step 8 :)


On 25-Oct-07, at 3:33 PM, Wolf Bergenheim wrote:

> This is how I recommend we upgrade osgeo.ORG website to drupal 5.3.
> 1) Back everything up on osgeo.org and .net, and create new
> upgrade.osgeo.net site
> 2) Update upgrade.osgeo.net content to match osgeo.org
> 3) Disable all non-core modules
> 4) Upgrade upgrade.osgeo.net to Drupal version 4.7.8 (it is now  
> 4.7.4, I
> think)
> 5) Disable theme
> 6) Upgrade upgrade.osgeo.net to Drupal version 5.3
> 7) Install all modules we need, and re-enable them
> 8) Rebuild theme with new 5.3 theme engine (which ?)
> 9) Mirror upgrade.osgeo.net to osgeo.org (replace both database and  
> files)
> I know it is a lot of steps, but I think it is the safest and least
> interfering way.
> --Wolf
> -- 
> <:3 )---- Wolf Bergenheim ----( 8:>

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