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Upgrading Typo 2.6 to Typo 4.0.3

Well “typo-4 is out”: I had installed the typo-2.6-with-rails archive which had given me everthing in one big easy to install bundle. But can you believe it, the typo folks did not post any upgrade instructions! Yeah, there’s a great new installer, but that’s only great if you want sqlite and stuff like that.

Anyway, I’m running Fedora Core 5 (FC5), mysql, and lighttpd for typo. So here’s the upgrade story:

First upgrade your stock ruby & rails installs. I used the typo gem to get the dependencies:

gem install typo

And when it asked to install sqlite I said “no”. But by then I got everything else I needed. A hack, but it worked for me.

Download the new typo tgz archive and extract it to a new directory:

tar zxf typo-4.0.3.tgz
cd typo-4.0.3

Now copy over your database.yml and edit /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf to point to the new typo dir. For me that ended up being these two lines:

‘server.document-root        = “/home/typo-4.0.3/public/”

“bin-path” => “/home/typo-4.0.3/public/dispatch.fcgi”,

Now back up your database:

mysqldump -u typo_user_name -p –opt -A >dump-2006-08-25
And migrate the DB content:
rake environment RAILS_ENV=production migrate

Now copy any themes over from the old themes dir and finally restart lighttpd:

/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart

Done! (Well, if you’re lucky!)