georgec wrote:So the whole updgrade steps should be completed? I was under the impression that you could choose either take the path By Setup or By Hand.
Also, how should the By Setup sentence properly read "were new configured." is not making sense to me.
[By Setup]: Run "setup_xampp.bat". For Mysql "my.cnf" and for phpMyAdmin "config.inc.php" were new configured.
[By Hand]: Editing "my.cnf" for Mysql => <xampp>\mysgl\bin\my.cnf
Comment out these line with #: innodb_log_arch_dir = "/xampp/mysql/" ...
Is English your native language because I am having the same difficulty understanding how thousands of other up-graders can understand it, even though many do not even speak English, but you seem not to be able to?
The instructions have been created by a native German speaking author who has tried very hard to make it so simple that even I and everyone else can understand it.
By Setup = run the setup_xampp.bat file as you would normally do when installing XAMPP which will edit the my.cnf and config-inc.php and change the paths as usual and nothing else - how simple is that.
By Hand = Get your hands dirty and do these next steps manually (by hand) because the setup_xampp.bat file only changes the XAMPP installation paths in those files in XAMPP that require it- and do all the steps in the upgrade instructions or accept the consequences of your upgrade failing.
BTW the upgrade is not recommended
as you were warned in 2 locations on the XAMPP for Windows home page before downloading it and for novice users, who have difficulty following simple instructions, the not recommended
would be doubly important, as your postings have suggested.