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Vanilla upgrade HOWTO

edited May 2009 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Just thought I'd post a quick HOWTO for UNIX systems. This is how I do my upgrades and assumes you can log in to a shell on your webserver.

It's useful for bigger upgrades like the 1.1.5 to 1.1.6 where lots of files changed, and saves people copying them via ftp one by one.

cd into the main directory of your website, then:

unzip cd vanilla-1.1.8

make a file called files.txt using the information for your version at

For example, the 1.1.8 upgrade resulted in my files.txt looking like:

ajax/updatecheck.php appg/version.php

Save that into the vanilla-1.1.8 directory, then run:

for i in `cat files.txt`; do cp -v $i ../$i; done

That will overwrite all the files to be upgraded with the new versions. Remember, this assumes you are in a subdirectory of your main document root (hence the ../$i). If this isn't the case, replace the .. with the actual path.
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