Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by PortmJohnan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:44 am

THank you for your guide and tips. It could take an eternity to run through without them. :)

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by marinf » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:06 am

Hello everyone!

Does anyone have idea how to uprade if you see messages from pictures in att.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by subrat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:21 am

please check if your folder permissions are correct/writable.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by marinf » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:43 am

Yes they are writable and it's not working. The message appeard immediatly when I wanted to purge cashe. It couldn't be done..

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:21 pm

Upgrade using the extension installer using option 1 or 2. Make sure com_admin knows you are running 172 (id 700 in #__schemas) before upgrade.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by marinf » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Can you tell it with little bit more details. I'm not expert..

I would like if somene can tell me exactly what steps should i take to make myself shure if i'm running 172 before upgrade

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by Webdongle » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:27 pm

http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:16 pm

To verify that com_admin knows you are running 172 issue the following in PHPMYADMIN tab SQL:

Code: Select all

SELECT version_id FROM #__schemas WHERE extension_id = 700
Replace #_ for your prefix. The answer should be 1.7.1-2011-09-20 because 1.7.2 doesn't have database changes and no dummy sql file is provided.
If it doesn't return an answer insert a row with 700, '1.7.2'. This assumes you are running 1.7.2 according to Joomla. Check includes/version.php.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by marinf » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:16 am

Well I've tried to uprade with the uprade package I've uploaded from my computer. And that is Joomla stable 2.5.8 full package.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:12 pm

Try to migrate on your local PC.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by Webdongle » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:28 pm

If you want to PM me a SU login I will take a quick first hand look.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by Webdongle » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:33 pm

There are two issues here
The ftp layer was enabled when it did not need to be
The subdomain links to the site root ... I made a backup of the subdomain and the main site shows a backup of the subdomain.

There appears to be a mismatch of the files to database because the subdomain(after attempting to install 2.5.8) now gives error 'Fatal error: Class 'JRequest' not found in /home/marijina/public_html/m/libraries/import.php on line 63'

Attempting to update the main site ... need ftp details so I can download the jpa file to work locally.

Addendum
When in the /administrator of the site and click to view site ... it does not display the site it displays the the front end of the sub domain !!!

Need ftp details to see why.


Addendum 2
One possible work around ...
  1. Export the database from the site
  2. locally on your PC create a blank database and import the sql you exported from the site database
  3. locally on your PC install Joomla 2.5.0
  4. Change the details in the configuration.php of the 2.5.0 to connect to the database that has your site data
  5. In http://localhost/joomla/administrator use the extension manager to install 2.5.8
    • If all goes well you will have a database that matches 2.5.8 files
    • If not then delete all(except the configuration.php) and replace with 2.5.1
If you know what version of Joomla was installed before you updated then install that version then do steps 2 and 3

Addendum 3
I received your PM and understand that you are unsure about giving me ftp details. Without seeing how you you have the domain admin open up the subdomain ... I can help no further. Hope the information (provided above) helps you sort out your problem.

The initial cause was a failed update due to you having the 'ftp layer' enabled in Joomla. That was compounded by by setting up Joomla in a sub directory and confusing the 2 instances of Joomla. You need to delete the sub directory, use you backup to create the site locally and fix on your computer. Then transfer the fixed site to the server.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by hiinap » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:25 pm

Fatal error: Class 'JControllerLegacy' not found in /home/abctrust/public_html/administrator/components/com_login/login.php on line 18

We are getting the error above when attempting an upgrade from Joomla 1.7 to 2.5.9 using the Upload Package file option within the Extension Manager, using these instructions these instructions http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrading_from_J ... Joomla_2.5.

(I initially tried via Extensions Manager > Update > Purge Cache > Find Updates but no updates were found so had to try via the Upload Package route)

This error is not allowing access to the database so any urgent advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by hama4tux » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:59 pm

Hello, did anyone check that version 2.5 is no long in update manager?

One week ago it was there, now is blank

Thanks Martin

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by leolam » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:11 pm

hiinap wrote: any urgent advice would be appreciated.
Download a full Joomla 2.5.9 version and extract locally. Upload and overwrite with ftp all but the 'installation folder" (leave that and do not upload)

Once done perform tasks as I posted on ths sicky: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=625&t=691030

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by leolam » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Hello, did anyone check that version 2.5 is no long in update manager?
Can you explain pls?

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by hama4tux » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:22 pm

leolam wrote:
Hello, did anyone check that version 2.5 is no long in update manager?
Can you explain pls?

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Hi leo, sure i try it.)

-Extension manager / Update
-purge cache
-find updates

after find updates is no update here, one week ago i have there option to upgrade to 2.5.0, my version is 1.7.0

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:32 am

The Joomla product went to the component Joomla! update. It won't show anymore on the extension tab update.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by Webdongle » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:43 am

sovainfo wrote:... It won't show anymore on the extension tab update.
It will in 1.7 ... yes ?
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:54 am

Believe it was 2.5.0 that introduced this, so yes!

Correction: 2.5.4
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by shiny_rose » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:41 pm

I want to change my template, now i am using ca_cloudbase2_j17 from CloudAccess.net. I am also using the 1.7.1 version of Joomla. My new template requires 2.5.
I tried to update, but even I cleaned both browser's and joomla's caches, updates won't show up.
What do I need to do?
Please help.
Thank you...

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:24 am

Download 1.7.6 Patch and use extension installer to install it.
Download 2.5.9 Patch and use extension installer to install it.
Set Joomla! update to STS and see whether it sees J3.0.3 update.
Set back to LTS without installing J3.0.3!
Verify extensions availability for J3.
Update extensions to highest version for J2.5.
Update to J3 if all extensions are available for J3.
Update extensions to highest version for J3.0 or J3.1 depending on your timescale.

PS. Fastest way to downloads: google on joomla release 1.7.6, pick the release bulletin. Pick the patch link, look for the right patch and download.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by shiny_rose » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:46 am

Can you tell me where can I download 1.7.6 ?
I googled, but couldn't find anything...

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by sovainfo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:48 am

Looks like it doesn't exist. Take 1.7.5.
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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by MarryChris » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:47 am

That will tell you which extension is throwing fatal errors. Disable the extension mentioned in the error log and you have your site back on! (inform the extension developer about the error so he/she can correct!)

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by jlagrue » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:34 pm

Thank you for the guide.

In the end the only way I could upgrade from 1.7.2 to 2.5.9 was to ftp the code and overwrite the old files. But having done so, and then run the Fix on the database I was amazed to see that everything worked immediately.

I was expecting to have to spend some time reconfiguring my template or plugins, but it all seems to be working. Well done Joomla!

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by joay » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:12 am

from many days....i want to update my joomla 1.7....but don't know the procedure......thanks to share with us. :laugh:

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by xcosczy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:05 pm

Hello,

I have Version 1.7.3 and in the Update tab and when i purged cache and clicked on find updates i see only JCK editor update.
What should I do now? Maybe any other way ?

Did after the update to 2.5 and later to the 3.1 versions my template will need to remake / update?

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by RobTapp » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:45 pm

Hi
I am on 1.6.0 (I have just taken over the site from a previous owner) I am showing no updates available.

My question is: Can I upgrade directly to 2.5 or do I have to upgrade to 1.7 first? and if so where can I find a file to upgrade as I have searched and found nothing! I am a little confused as I have read many many posts in the last few days! :)

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Re: Practical guide to automated upgrade J 1.7 to Joomla 2.5

Post by leolam » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:38 pm

RobTapp wrote: My question is: Can I upgrade directly to 2.5 or do I have to upgrade to 1.7 first? and if so where can I find a file to upgrade as I have searched and found nothing! I am a little confused as I have read many many posts in the last few days! :)
Yes you can go direct from 1.6.x to J2.5. Follow the practical guide or read more details here: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrading_from_J ... Joomla_2.5

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