upgrading blues...

hello - i am "one of those" who never upgraded until its probably too late.. i am currently running version 1.2.8_RC1

when i tried to upgrade to the latest-n-greatest, i had to manually add a new field

alter table txp_log add column ip char(20) ;

move extra stuff into the config file, change "zenphoto_" to "zp_" etc.....

all seemed to go along but the albums did not convert. the tags did, so i know i did something right. ?

do i need to upgrade by step rather than taking such a large jump in upgrading? and if so, where do i get the archived releases?

i notice that the file ./zp-core/admin-functions.php contains the line:
$v = @file_get_contents('http://www.zenphoto.org/files/LATESTVERSION');

i am guessing this is particularly old, since the URL does not exist anymore, and its using http:// rather than https://!

thank you very much.



  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    You now know why you should update regulary, a lot changed in the past 10 years since 1.2.8 RC1 was released ;-)

    Generally our setup script should handle the database changes as we still have all covered. However we don't test this actively and don't recommend trying this on an important live site without testing on a staging site. The database is of course not everything that changed. Beware of third party themes and plugins!.

    We indeed would recommend step by step updates to be sure. Note

    We don't have the complete old version archive online right now those on GitHub (since 1.4.4). But we of course still have them locally. I will see if I finally manage to get them up again the next days. We didn't expect anyone to still need those old version ;-)

  • "listen acayliam, 1.2.8 was good enough for my grandpappy, and my daddy, so it's good enough for me." -- how is that for an excuse? ?

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Well, I know that excuse very well myself ;-)

  • edwardsmarkf Member
    edited December 2019

    are the archives releases available to me yet?

    i sure wish other LAMP apps were this easy to upgrade to php 7.2 - i am looking at doing a rewrite/replace of a few of them now.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Sorry, I didn't have time yet. Perhaps I manage that over the weekend. I will let you know here once they are. If you didn't update for nearly ten years you can surely wait a few more days, can't you? ;-)

  • i only do my updates when the census taker comes around.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    The archive is now available again.

  • edwardsmarkf Member
    edited December 2019

    hi - i get it from here?


    also, you did say "archive" as in singular..? so i just need one intermediate upgrade from "1.2.8 RC1" before going live on the latest version?

    or will i need a couple of releases? and if so, which ones will i need? i see there are probably 20 or so releases between 1.2.8 and the latest version.

    thank you for your patience with me!

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited December 2019

    No, GitHub has only releases from 1.4.4 onward. The complete archive of old versions is here: https://www.zenphoto.org/news/older-versions-archive/ There was already a link from our home page/download page but no archive itself as we didn't had it uploaded.

    You need to do updates in stepts as the update info suggests. I cannot tell you what exactly will work. I had updates even 1.0.8.x versions to newer ones but we don't know. If you used any third party things you will get some work to do possibly. You need at least to do the major versions (note that until 1.4.7 our version numbering was not really semantic). Best you review the release posts as well.

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