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Architecture / Installation

Architecture / Installation


Library needs guidance - upgrade path from old version to newest version

posts: 130

Hello,

I am a former library employee, now library volunteer, who is helping a library systems that is using tikiwiki as their internal intranet.

They are using an old version of tikiwiki, somewhere in the version 4 range, and I would like to get them to the newest version.

Can anybody give me any tips/recommendation/docs on the best way to go about this? Should I upgrade by version, 4-5-6-7, can I go right from 4 to 7? Steps in between?

posts: 3625 United States
seromine wrote:
Can anybody give me any tips/recommendation/docs on the best way to go about this? Should I upgrade by version, 4-5-6-7, can I go right from 4 to 7? Steps in between?



Yes, you can upgrade directly from 4.x to 7.x (or 6.x LTS, if you prefer). I suggest that you review the version lifecycle to determine which version is best for your site.

Regardless of which version you upgrade to, I highly recommend reviewing all the intermediary Release Notes so that you're aware of all the changes (and there are many) since version 4.x.

HTH,

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posts: 130

Thanks for your quick response and warning. Luckily I am doing this in a virtual test environment first and can work out the issues.

But, ran into a major snag right off the bat. I did the upgrade from an old version to 7.2. It accepted my admin login account, but I could not access any of the admin modules without getting the "You do not have permission to use this feature: tiki_p_admin" even though this was the admin password for the previous version. I tried to reset my password within mysql just to see if this would somehow get it going, but didnt.

Any help getting over the issue whereby I am logging in with the admin account, it accepts it, but will not allow me access to admin pages?

Thanks!


posts: 1550 Canada

Make sure the user "admin" is part of the Admins group so he gets tiki_p_admin

M ;-)


posts: 130

Thanks for your quick response!

How can I make sure that the admin user is part of the Admins group without having access to the admin pages? Is there a backdoor to this somehow? What I tried to do is login as admin and then type in the direct url to the admin homepages, but I get the permission error.

I do have ssh access to the server, and access to the mysql backend, any angles here that you can think of?

Thanks for your assistance!


posts: 130
You dont happen to mean linux file permissions? default tikiwiki user add to a admin group of the linux server?