Installing a newer version of XAMPP

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Installing a newer version of XAMPP

Postby Coxy » 15. July 2007 08:38

Hi,
I want to install a new version of XAMPP, but I don't want to mess anything up.

How do I install a newer version? Do I need to unistall anything first? How do I make make sure all the changes I made to apache are still ok in the new version, or must I do everything again?
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Postby Coxy » 16. July 2007 14:59

Anyone have any help to offer?
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Postby alfred3x » 16. July 2007 18:44

Yes I'm looking for the same info.
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Postby Dave_L » 17. July 2007 00:26

What version of XAMPP are you running now?
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Postby delftdamage » 17. July 2007 08:21

I always use the upgrade packages.
This way you keep all settings and files in the htdocs folder.

It only works from version 1.6.1 I guess.

To be sure I always backup the htdocs folder, php.ini, vhosts.conf, my.cfg, and export my databases to a .txt

If you never made changes to php.ini, vhosts.conf or my.cfg only backup your databases and htdocs folder.
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Postby Coxy » 17. July 2007 14:09

I have version: 1.5.5

I shall ytry the update package as you suggest, as well as backing up those files you mentioned.
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Postby Dave_L » 17. July 2007 14:49

The upgrade package won't work for upgrading from 1.5.5 to 1.6.2. You'll need to do a new install.

When doing this kind of upgrade, I backed up the complete XAMPP directory first. Then after doing the new install, I selectively copied over files from the old install, and used other old files for reference (php.ini settings, etc.).

Don't forget to backup any MySQL databases you've created, using phpmyadmin or the mysqldump command, so that you can import them into the new install.
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