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Upgrading from 2.3.1. to 2.3.4.


Guest Beerdude26

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I just downloaded the 2.3.3. to 2.3.4. update, but the current version of my forum is at 2.3.1.

Do I need an update from 2.3.1. to 2.3.3. or does the most current update (2.3.3. --> 2.3.4.) also contain these bugfixes?

I don't feel like reinstalling my entire forum just because I missed three minor bugfixes, and I was wondering if older updates were still available. (within reason, of course :) )

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I also need to know this, I'm using v2.3.2 and in the client area they only have 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 update. They use to keep older updates in the client area but I can not seem to find them. I sure don't have time to re-up the full 2.3.4 when all I need are 2 patches.

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What you're implying is, that someone with 2.3.2, uploads the patch for 2.3.3 that say has only 10 files in it. Then needs to patch 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 which say has another 20 files in it is out of luck. Instead you'll have to upload the 1400+ files in the full upload because you're one point behind? That's ridiculous, especially when I know for a fact that they use to keep older patches available. I'll send an email through support to get the patch, because no way am I wasting that much of my time. I'll post back with what I hear from support because as far as I am concerned if version 2.x.x is still the current version then anything related to that specific version needs to be available, after all I am a paying customer and this is not what I call supporting you're customer base.

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Abyss, you underestimate what is included in each update. In the last update (2.3.4) there were 65 changed files which fixed 97 bugs. If you're doing any more than 1 version, there's no reason not to use the full package

Also, all you need to do is send in an upgrade request and they do it for you!

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I know they'll do the upgrade for me but I'd rather not have anyone else touch my files. Still, even the 65 files you say are in the 2.3.4 upgrade is still a sight smaller than the 1400+ files in the full package. In fact just about any combo of updates are going to be only about 10% of the files in a full upload. I've sent a support request to see if I can get the separate update. I'll let you know what happens.

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Generally support will send the file, yes. I was only pointing out that older point upgrade paths are not retained. If I'm not mistaken, many users got confused and tried to "upgrade" by using one package, or the other, or manually combining them (and messing up the final result), etc.

I'm not against keeping older versions available, I was just pointing that out for clarification.

As for updating...
--Skip ips_kernel/i108n/
--Skip style_avatars
--Skip style_emoticons
--Skip uploads folder
--Skip install folder (unless you really want to upload the new db schema for the db checker in the ACP)
--You can also generally skip style_images unless the JS file in this folder has changed, which it doesn't change often
--Skip retail

You get left with a lot fewer files in the end. The ones under ips_kernel/i108n alone save a lot of time.

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