I have downloaded the necessary updates. Do I copy and replace the existing drupal files? How will I go about updating my seurity in drupal?
Hi, check out the presentations from our Drupal Maintenance event:
Robert this link is not helpful to me there is no sound to the images. Any further assistance from you?
I don't think there was any video recorded on the evening, sorry.
So, why am I there to try and find information on how to do a minor drupal update?
Just as a note if you can get Drush (http://www.drupal.org/project/drush) up and running yuo will save yourself years (well maybe hours) of upgrading and staying up to date. It is really easy to install on linux and fairly easy on Windows. If you have ssh access to your host and it is running PHP CLI (being able to run php from command line) you should be well in there. Just run 'drush update' to get all latest modules.
With regards to core updates, for example drupal 6.15 -> 6.16 the process is slightly longer and you can't (at the moment) automate through drush, however, for keeping your modules up to date Drush is the way to go!
I totally agree, However Drush requires PHP 5.2 and many Linux OS's like Centos and Red Hat do not support PHP 5.2 and are stuck with the more stable 5.16 and so Drush is totally useless on these servers. I have been looking into making Drush support 5.16 and have done so for JSON requirements but im sure there are many more features that make this require 5.2.
There is of course the option of forcing PHP 5.2 onto these servers but then that has implications on Plesk & cpanel and thats all buch of problems that I don't fancing delaing with so im not sure what the solution is. . . an ideas?
But Drupal 7 requires PHP 5.2, so these servers will have to be updated eventually! :)
:( I know your right but I have a couple of dozen dedicated machines and its going to be a massssive task. Perhaps its time to move away from centos and pick up a differnet distro . .
I feel your pain! After upgrading a centos box to 5.2 some time ago, I remember it wasn't straightforward, but that might be because I'm a native Ubuntu/Debian-er and I don't speak yum. That notwithstanding, wouldn't upgrading 'a couple dozen boxes' still be simpler than migrating the operating system on them all? That to me sounds like a huge undertaking.