to make sure that changes from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 are applied. then changes from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4. im not sure if they are the same as 3.0.2 to 3.0.4, that's why im asking if it safe to change manual updates from 3.0.2 to 3.0.4.stevemaury wrote:If you have the 3.0.2 to 3.0.4, why do you need to go to 3.0.3 in between?
got this from the install.html . this is what im looking for. changed files only from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 and 3.0.3 to 3.0.44.ii. Changed files only
This package is meant for those wanting to only replace changed files from a previous version to the latest version. This package normally contains the changed files from up to five previous versions.
This package contains a number of archives, each contains the files changed from a given release to the latest version. You should select the appropriate archive for your current version, e.g. if you currently have 3.0.3 you should select the phpBB-3.0.3_to_3.0.4.zip/tar.gz file.
The directory structure has been preserved enabling you (if you wish) to simply upload the contents of the archive to the appropriate location on your server, i.e. simply overwrite the existing files with the new versions. Do not forget that if you have installed any MODs these files will overwrite the originals possibly destroying them in the process. You will need to re-add MODs to any affected file before uploading.
As for the other update procedures you should run install/database_update.php after you have finished updating the files. This will update your database schema and increment the version number.