How do you update Drupal?

Submitted by cafuego on 27 May, 2011 - 16:57

Sitting on #drupal-support on IRC, you see people drop by with update problems from time to time. With Drupal 6.21, 6.22, 7.1 and 7.2 released earlier in the week, today was such a day.

The person in question had attempted a Drupal core update via drush, but ran it in the wrong directory. Drupal had picked up this incorrect location for its core modules, so when the drupal-6.22 directory got deleted, it was unable to load any of the core modules. Oops.

This led me to wondering whether the way I manage my Drupal updates is odd and whether sharing it would be useful. Being an open source person, I am of the opinion that sharing is virtual always useful (except when it comes to cheese) so I'll document the way I manage updates here.

Drupal7 is here!

Submitted by donna on 6 January, 2011 - 17:28

Drupal 7 Contributors tag cloudQuick Facts

  •  Three years in the making
  •  1,000 contributors
  •  Three new themes: Bartik, Seven and Stark
  •  Improved usability and accessibility
  •  Extensive documentation
  •  More than 800 modules ready to go
  • Available in 35 languages
  • Official Announcement

The Drupal content management platform powers the web presences of the Prime Minister, the State Library of Victoria, McDonald's Australia, Taronga Zoo and a number of Australian Broadcasting Corporation sites including Digmusic, ABCcountry, Pool and Hungrybeast, to name but a few.

Three years in the making, Drupal 7 was released late yesterday.


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