How to Upgrade 1.7.3 to 1.7.7?

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How to Upgrade 1.7.3 to 1.7.7?

Postby mowlman » 13. April 2012 12:37

How do I upgrade xampp, do I just install in the same directory?
When upgrading will I lose any current localhost settings or sites?

I have:xampp control panel 2.5.8
xampp windows v 1.7.3
windows 6.1 build 7601 platform 2 service pack1

Win7 PRO service pack1 64-bit
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Re: How to Upgrade 1.7.3 to 1.7.7?

Postby WilliL » 13. April 2012 17:30

there is no upgrade pocedure - both versions are very different

you have to do a new installation of xampp (c:\xampp177 .. or similar)
then you can copy your old htdoc directory to the new one. (standard configurations are a little different)
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Re: How to Upgrade 1.7.3 to 1.7.7?

Postby elchief » 14. April 2012 20:58

what's the point of software you can't upgrade?

i thought xampp was supposed to be easy to use...

you realize that, in general, moving from x.x.x to x.x.y should not be a breaking change right?
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Re: How to Upgrade 1.7.3 to 1.7.7?

Postby Altrea » 14. April 2012 22:16

Hi elchief,

elchief wrote:what's the point of software you can't upgrade?

i thought xampp was supposed to be easy to use...

you realize that, in general, moving from x.x.x to x.x.y should not be a breaking change right?

XAMPP is an easy to install local webserver stack developed by volunteers which doesn't get any money for it.
Some versions does have an upgrade functionality, some doesn't. The current XAMPP for Windows version doesn't have one.
If you need that upgrade functionality feel free to choose one of the possibilities:
  • Switch to XAMPP for Linux, which has an upgrade functionality at the current version
  • Switch to a different webserver stack which has the functionality
  • Make your own webserver stack

There are always things to improve on software products. But if you want to use a product which is free you have to take what it has.
If that is not enough, thats okay too.

Me for example don't upgrade my local development machines that often that i miss such an upgrade functionality. It is not important that my local development machine has every bugfix for Apache or PHP, it is not used for production purposes. It is much much more important that my local development environments are matching the major versions and configurations of my real production environments.

But if i have to upgrade it is done very fast because XAMPP is quite portable and i've done all my changes in own external files which can be ported and included in newer versions very easy.

Use it or leave it, it's up to you.

best wishes,
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