FUDforum is easily upgradeable to the next stable or development release via an upgrade wizard that can be freely downloaded from FUDforum's website.
Any FUDforum 2.x release can be directly upgraded to version 3.0 (no intermediate steps required). However, to be able to upgrade to 3.x versions, you will be required to first upgrade to 3.0.
Any FUDforum 3.x release can be directly upgraded to the latest release.
This section describes how FUDforum can be upgraded to a later release:
The upgrade script can be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/projects/fudforum/files/.
Expand the below section to learn how to build your own upgrade script (only for advanced users).
|Create your own upgrade script:|
Alternatively, you can build your own upgrade script from the SVN repository (experienced users only). Here are the instructions:
svn co https://fudforum.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/fudforum/trunk fudforum
Once the files are retrieved, run the following commands to create an upgrade script:
cd fudforum chmod 755 create_file_archive ./create_file_archive install 1 >> fudforum_archive
You will need to have a PHP binary (php-cli) installed on your system in order to generate the fudforum_archive file. If you already have a PHP binary on your system, but it is not inside /usr/bin/php, modify the 1st line inside the create_file_archive script to reflect the proper path of the PHP binary on your system.
If you want a smaller archive and have PHP compiled with the zlib module, you can pass a 2nd argument to the create_file_archive script, which will then compress the archive data. This will result in a file that is approximately 1/3 the size.
Now that you have the upgrade script on your server, decompress it and place it inside your forum's main web directory, so that you can access the upgrade script by going to http://your_forum_url/upgrade.php.
The script will output various progress indicators, letting you know of what is it doing at the moment. If you have output buffering enabled or using buffering modules such as mod_gzip you may not see any output of the upgrade script until it finishes.
Once the consistency checker finishes running, the upgrade process is complete. The only thing left to do is to remove the upgrade.php script you've placed inside the forum's web directory in the 1st step.
It is completely safe to re-run the upgrade script should something go wrong the first time.
The upgrade script is missing the data archive and cannot run. Please download it again and retry.
Download the upgrade script again.
THIS UPGRADE SCRIPT HAS ALREADY BEEN RUN, IF YOU WISH TO RUN IT AGAIN USE THE FILE MANAGER TO REMOVE THE ".../data/errors/UPGRADE_STATUS" FILE.
Delete the indicated file and try again.