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TOPIC: Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9

Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9 2 months 1 week ago #1

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Hi all,

I have Webtree installed in two different sites. One es version 1.5.1 and the other 1.5.2.

I installed both a very long time ago and never had an issue, except for a minor script modification due to the server PHP update (5.6.37). In short webtrees v1.5.1 is working just fine as is the 1.5.2.

Now, I think that it is time to upgrade to v1.7.9 but don't wish to find critical errors or worst to mess up the databases.

My question is, should I update from an old version to the next following instructions in the wiki wiki.webtrees.net/en/Upgrading (good for up to 1.7.4) or may I upgrade straight to v1.7.9.

Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks
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Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9 2 months 1 week ago #2

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You should be able to go straight from 1.5.1 to 1.7.9.

The wiki hasn't been updated - but nothing has changed between 1.7.4 and 1.7.9.
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Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9 2 months 1 week ago #3

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Thank you for your prompt reply.
Okay I will go straight. In the mean time I will backup everything... just in case.
Thank you.
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Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9 2 months 1 week ago #4

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Ooops. Got an error:
Download github.com/fisharebest/webtrees/releases.../webtrees-1.7.9.zip…
0KB were downloaded in 0.30 seconds.
Unzip webtrees-1.7.9.zip to a temporary folder…
An error occurred when unzipping the file.

I downloaded manually okay. What next? Manual update perhaps?
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Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9 2 months 1 week ago #5

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> Manual update perhaps?

Are you using PHP 7.1? The ZIP library used in webtrees 1.7.9 is not compatible with PHP 7.1

If so, you *may* be able to work around this by changing your memory limit in your PHP.INI file to remove letters. e.g. change "memory_limit=64m" to "memory_limit=64000000".

Otherwise, you just need to unnzip the files and upload them to your server.
Then delete the file data/offline.txt when you've finished.
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Updating from version 1.5.1 to 1.7.9 2 months 1 week ago #6

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No, I'm using PHP 5.6.37.
Anyway, I will do it manually as you suggest.

Thanks.
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