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Cannot update to 4.4

Post by jgribble » Mon Nov 20, 2023 1:07 am

The update component says it time to update to 4.4. But, the system does not allow it. Why?
It seems to possibly have to do with "database table structure up to date."
Yet, when I follow the prompts to address that, nothing works.
I am directed to "Maintenance - Database' and use the 'Update Structure' button."
But there, the button is dead. Nonfunctional.
So, with the "update structure" button not working, what do we do?
Why would it not be working?
I have read the available documentation, it did not provide a clue.
We welcome any ideas.
Thank you,
-Jim G.

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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by Webdongle » Mon Nov 20, 2023 1:54 am

Is this the same site you had update problems with 4 years ago?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by jgribble » Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:48 pm

No it is not.

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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by jgribble » Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:10 am

We have a brand new 4x website at https://whitewatermarineinc.com/. It is working great but the database update component is broken. The site database doesn't appear in the component que, as it used to in past versions. Nothing jumps out as being amiss in the global settings. We do see the dbase name and password there. Yet the update component doesn't find it. I know we aren't the first to experience this; but in forum I haven't discovered a fix. What are the causes and the cures? Can anyone suggest a workaround?
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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by Webdongle » Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:16 am

http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by jgribble » Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:03 am

I will continue to hold out hope that someone else on the Joomla team can advise on how to fix our problem with the broken database updater.
Anyone else out there had to deal with this glitch?
Thnx...

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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by Webdongle » Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:55 am

Webdongle wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:16 am
https://forumpostassistant.github.io/docs/ please
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Stuck on pre-update for 4.28 Database Table - NO

Post by jgribble » Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:55 pm

Did you ever solve this? Many of us out here are in the same boat. It is a serious and persistent bug.
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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by jgribble » Sun Dec 31, 2023 4:04 pm

We still don't know why the site refused to connect to the online default update channel. But we finally did surmount the issues with uploading zip file and deploying it. SiteGround scoped out an error in the PHP path to tmp folder. That appears to have been the bottleneck. Updating to 4.4 also somehow restored connectivity to the Joomla database manager tool in control panel. It is showing no issues, so I hope we will be good for future, straightforward CMS updates. In options, we should we leave update channel at "default" or "Next?"

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Re: Cannot update to 4.4

Post by Webdongle » Sun Dec 31, 2023 4:44 pm

jgribble wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2023 4:04 pm
We still don't know why the site refused to connect to the online default update channel. But we finally did surmount the issues with uploading zip file and deploying it. ...
How did you 'deploying it'?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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