How to update Drupal from 5.x to 5.x


this is a VERY SIMPLE issue… and you can find MANY others guides around, but let me just tell you :


Backup all your web site files and export all your database tables …


donwload the lastest 5.x version


extract the .tar.gz file and, in the meantime login to get the directories of your website (usually using the ftp service)


copy (overwrite) all the files extracted to your root directory


eventually, change you permissions (it depends on your server configuration)


go to & run the database update script…

fine ! that’s all ! so simple ! you did it !!!


if you should get THIS error message

“The following error must be resolved before you can continue the installation process:
register_globals is enabled. Drupal requires this configuration directive to be disabled. Your site may not be secure when register_globals is enabled.”

(or your websites simply shows you an error message relate to php configuration)

probably the answer is to make a call named “php.ini“, into the root directory of your website, with those simple words inside

register_globals = OFF
memory_limit = 16M

easy, isn’t it ???

As usual hope it is useful to somebody…


4 thoughts on “How to update Drupal from 5.x to 5.x

  1. cliometrician 06/04/2008 / 10:47

    Cliometrician says : I absolutely agree with this !

  2. The Crash 12/06/2008 / 14:56

    Thanx alot

  3. Gran Maestro 02/19/2009 / 19:52

    That did the trick for me, thank you!

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