Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

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Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby robbier » 27. May 2010 04:13

Hello,
I would like to upgrade XAMPP from version 1.7.1 to 1.7.3 (latest version). I have changed settings in both httpd.conf as well as the php.ini files, and have setup accounts in the filezilla ftp client. How can I upgrade without losing any of my changes and modifications, so basically keep everything the same except get the new XAMPP version 1.7.3?

Thanks so much,
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Re: Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby Nobbie » 27. May 2010 09:06

You cannot.
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Re: Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby robbier » 27. May 2010 15:39

Thank you for the reply.

I noticed that there is no upgrade package from 1.7.1 to 1.7.2, why is this? I could upgrade to 1.7.2, then go 1.7.2 to 1.7.3, but I can't find an upgrade package from 1.7.1 to 1.7.2.

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Re: Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby Altrea » 27. May 2010 15:50

Because the changes of the package (especially the php-version and its extensions) was too extensive, that an upgrade-script doesn't make sense.
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Re: Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby robbier » 27. May 2010 20:20

Thanks again for the reply. I have one more question - how would I go about upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3? As I have said, my httpd.conf files are modified with server information, I have accounts set up in FileZilla and Mercury Mail is configured, the php.ini files are all edited to allow mail connections, and I just wouldn't be able to configure all that again if I had to start from scratch. But, I would really like the new versions of the programs included with the latest XAMPP.

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Re: Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby edpaffjr » 06. June 2010 18:12

Did you find a method for the upgrade? I am faced with the same dilemma.
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Re: Upgrading from 1.7.1 to 1.7.3

Postby JonB » 06. June 2010 19:50

To robbier & edpaffjr

I realizw this is a difficult thing and I am not in your situation.

But -

Mercury Mail and Filezilla probably could be preserved intact, merely by backing them up or copying to a secure location. XAMPP does not do anything with the Windows registry, so you should be able to put them right back in place, You would of course be wise to get familar with which files the configuraions are stored in,

As for the messy stuff - getting all the differences in configuration files for PHP and Apache, I can tell you a solution (and its free and very straightforward) I use it to anaylyze my installations and code, and find out where I lose track of little changes. (note you would have to save your old XAMPP intact elsewhere, like a renamed folder for this to work)

WinMerge. Its a graphical 'diff' on steriods, let's you compare individual files or whole folder hierarchies.

http://winmerge.org/

YAY! Winmerge! I don't have the time or resources to maintain a formal devlopment system like subversion, but this gem solves those 'why does this work and that doesn't' questions about my HTML, PHP, CSS and Perl code. :D

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