What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

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What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by JustChise » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Hello. I am planning to update from 3.2.0 to 3.2.1. What happened to the automatic update packages for the new release updates? I've never updated using any other method and quite frankly, none of the other options are ideal or even really useful since I have minor edits on a few of the template files. So I guess my question is why are they not on the page and how do I get them?

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by Crizzo » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:36 pm

Hi,

at the moment there is bug in the updater, which led to problems by a lot of people. That is why we remove it from the download page. But there is still an option to download it: https://download.phpbb.com/pub/release/3.2/3.2.1/

Handle with care and take your backups before you start.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by JustChise » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:45 pm

Thanks Crizzo.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by boxerman » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:32 pm

at the moment there is bug in the updater
Thanks for that Crizzo. It's the first info I've seen on that and, I suspect, like many we're looking forward to be able to do it and keep up to date.

It might be useful for many if that info was included on the update download page tho.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by Crizzo » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:34 pm

When you follow the instructions correctly and don't make any mistakes, then the updater is absolutely okay. But this is easily said from me point of view. ;)
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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by boxerman » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:56 pm

:D Yeah, and that is sometimes a problem -understandable but still a problem. To you guys who spend massive amounts of time updating code for phpBB.. most things are self evident but to the vast majority it means nothing.

I've been running since the late 3.0 stuff (in the days when mods and updates where all hand done) so have a basic understanding (very basic) - whilst the conversion to 3.1 was a nightmare at the time the resulting ease of doing updates and adding extensions makes it all wonderfully easy but I still easily get confused when instruction talk in terms or phrases that mean nothing to me.

I do applaud the time and effort you guys put in on our behalf tho.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by JustChise » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:21 pm

Crizzo wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:34 pm
When you follow the instructions correctly and don't make any mistakes, then the updater is absolutely okay.
I agree here as I've always used the updater and aside from mistakes I made when I was a novice with phpBB upgrades, I've never had any issues. It's always the quickest way too and I make sure to check the diffs/conflicts during the merge process to ensure I'm not messing anything up.

But yea like you said, must take a backup first which I always do.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by buksida » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:48 pm

Will the auto update packages be made available again? (Before we could download a 3.1.x > 3.1.y update package and merge files with changes)

This was a very quick and easy way to update for people that have made manual code and layout changes.

Overwriting the entire package and re-adding all of the changes again is a huge step backwards.

Oh what I'd do for a Wordpress type update option, one click and its done.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by LePaul5 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:10 pm

buksida wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Will the auto update packages be made available again? (Before we could download a 3.1.x > 3.1.y update package and merge files with changes)

This was a very quick and easy way to update for people that have made manual code and layout changes.

Overwriting the entire package and re-adding all of the changes again is a huge step backwards.

Oh what I'd do for a Wordpress type update option, one click and its done.
I agree, I'm not nearly the genius many here are and anything that makes it easier would be appreciated

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by Crizzo » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:11 pm

The auto-updater for 3.1.11 is not affected by this bug in the 3.2.1-updater, because it is not using this new-installer/updater.

So feel free to choose it: https://download.phpbb.com/pub/release/3.1/3.1.11/
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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by buksida » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:30 pm

I just used that as an example, I think what we need is an update package for 3.2.0 > 3.2.1

Will the bugs be fixed? I'm holding off updating for now as manually recoding 4 forums is a lot of work.

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by Mick » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:47 am

Since 3.1 it is not recommended to modify core code so there should be no need for the auto-updater. If you do decide to edit stuff just keep notes so you can add them back after an update.
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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by Elias » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:41 pm

desimzatube wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:01 pm
Hey friends, tell me how to update, I am waiting for it.
What phpBB version are you running and to which version do you want to update to?
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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by buksida » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:26 am

Are the auto update bugs being worked on or is this option no longer available?

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Re: What Happened to the Automatic Update package?

Post by Crizzo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:33 am

phpBB 3.2.2 will fix this problem.
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