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If you are coming from a version earlier than the 01 May 2000 production release, please see TWikiUpgradeTo01May2000 first.

The current Beta version has these changes affecting the upgrade of the 01 May 2000 version:

  • Improved search, i.e. search multiple webs.
  • The changes script has been retired (related to new search).
  • Reorganization of topics: The TWiki.Main web was split up into TWiki.Main and TWiki.TWiki web.

These are the steps you need to perform to upgrade the 01 May 2000 version to Beta: [ We assume export TWIKIROOT=/some/dir/ ]

  • Unpack the beta zip file into some working directory:
    mkdir -p ~/tmp/
    cd ~/tmp
    unzip ~/TWiki20001101beta.zip

  • Upgrade the TWiki document files ( twiki )
    • Move the document files to your TWiki root, i.e.
      mv ~/tmp/TWiki*.html $TWIKIROOT
      mv ~/tmp/readme.txt $TWIKIROOT

  • Upgrade cgi-bin scripts ( twiki/bin )
    • Rename your original twiki/bin directory, i.e.
      mv $TWIKIROOT/bin $TWIKIROOT/bin.old
    • Move the new scripts to your original twiki/bin location, i.e.
      mv ~/tmp/bin $TWIKIROOT/bin
    • Merge the changes in your current wikicfg.pm into the new wikicfg.pm. We suggest using diff -c to compared the two files if you have made heavy changes to the file, i.e.
      diff -c $TWIKIROOT/bin.old/wikicfg.pm $TWIKIROOT/bin/wikicfg.pm | less
    • In wikicfg.pm, change $wikiToolName from "TWikibeta" to "TWiki".
    • Restore any additional scripts you might have from the old directory, i.e.
      mv $TWIKIROOT/bin.old/somescript $TWIKIROOT/bin/
      (Note that the changes script is obsolete.)
    • In case you have basic authentication:
      • The TWikiRegistration topic moved from the TWiki.Main web to the TWiki.TWiki web. Change .htaccess to reflect the new location, i.e.
        ErrorDocument 401 /cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiRegistration
    • Pay attention to the file and directory permissions (security issue)
    • Test your TWiki installation if you can view topics. (Ignore the %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW% you see on top of the topic, this will disappear after upgrading the template files.

  • Upgrade templates files ( twiki/templates )
    • Rename your original twiki/templates directory, i.e.
      mv $TWIKIROOT/templates $TWIKIROOT/templates.old
    • Move the new templates to your original twiki/templates location, i.e.
      mv ~/tmp/templates $TWIKIROOT/templates
    • Merge the changes in your current template files into the new template files. To compare two files use
      diff -c $TWIKIROOT/templates.old/view.tmpl $TWIKIROOT/templates/view.tmpl | less
    • Restore any additional template subdirectories of your TWiki webs you might have and merge the changes.
    • Test your TWiki installation if you can view topics.

  • Upgrade public files ( twiki/pub )
    • Move the new twiki/pub/TWiki directory to your installation, i.e.
      mv ~/tmp/pub/TWiki $TWIKIROOT/pub/
    • Pay attention to the file permissions of the TWiki directory and its subdirectory and files. The files must be writable by the cgi-scripts (usually user "nobody")

  • Upgrade data files ( twiki/data )
    • Move the new twiki/data/TWiki directory to your installation, i.e.
      mv ~/tmp/data/TWiki $TWIKIROOT/data/
    • Pay attention to the file permissions of the TWiki directory and its files. The files must be writable by the cgi-scripts (usually user "nobody")
    • The following topics are new and most be copied to all of your TWiki webs: WebChanges, WebIndex.
      cp -p $TWIKIROOT/data/TWiki/WebChanges.txt* $TWIKIROOT/data/Main
      cp -p $TWIKIROOT/data/TWiki/WebIndex.txt* $TWIKIROOT/data/Main
      Repeat this for all your webs. Pay attention to the file permissions.
    • TWikiRegistration moved from TWiki.Main to TWiki.TWiki. In case you customized TWikiRegistration , merge your changes back into TWiki.TWikiRegistration , then delete $TWIKIROOT/data/Main/TWikiRegistration*.
    • TWikiPreferences moved from TWiki.Main to TWiki.TWiki. Merge your changes to TWikiPreferences into TWiki.TWikiPreferences, then delete $TWIKIROOT/data/Main/TWikiPreferences*.
    • Modify the WebPreferences topics in all your webs to reflect the following:
      • WEBTOPICLIST should use WebChanges for "Changes", and WebIndex for "Index", i.e.
        | <a href="WebChanges">Changes</a>
        | <a href="WebIndex">Index</a>
      • In case you want to exclude a web from a web="all" search: Set this new preference
        Set NOSEARCHALL = on
    • The WebSearch topics has considerable changes. Copy the one from TWiki.TWiki into all webs, or merge them if you made changes. To copy, do an edit-copy-edit-paste operation.
    • Change the WebHome topics in all your webs to reflect these changes:
      1. The "Changes" link should point to WebChanges.
      2. The "Topic index" link should point to WebIndex.
      3. Change the include of the web table to %INCLUDE{"TWiki.TWikiWebsTable"}%
    • Move your TWikiWebsTable topic from TWiki.Main to TWiki.TWiki., i.e.
      mv $TWIKIROOT/data/Main/TWikiWebsTable* $TWIKIROOT/data/TWiki
    • The following topics in the TWiki.Main web are depreciated (because they moved to TWiki.TWiki), but still need to be present in TWiki.Main because of existing links to these topics: FileAttachment, TWikiDocumentation, TWikiHistory, TWikiPreferences, TWikiVariables.
      It is recommended to edit these topics in TWiki.Main and replace the content with this line:
      This topic moved to %TWIKIWEB%.%TOPIC% in the %WIKITOOLNAME%.%TWIKIWEB% web.
    • The following topics in the TWiki.Main web are obsolete and can be deleted: BillClinton, GoodStyle, RegularExpression, TextFormattingFAQ, TextFormattingRules, TWikiAdministration, TWikiCategoryTable, TWikiEnhancementRequests, TWikiImplementationNotes, TWikiInstallationNotes, TWikiNotificationOfChanges, TWikiPlannedFeatures, TWikiUpgradeTo01May2000, TWikiUsernameVsLoginUsername, TWikiWeb, WelcomeGuest, WelcomeVisitor, WikiName, WikiNotation, WikiTopic, WikiWikiClones. Sample delete command:
      rm -f $TWIKIROOT/data/Main/BillClinton.*
    • In all your webs, change references to topics that moved to the TWiki.TWiki web:
      • Change topics: TWikiUsers , WebNotify , WebHome
      • With links to: TWikiPreferences , TWikiVariables , TWikiUsers , TWikiWebsTable and WelcomeGuest

-- PeterThoeny? - 02 Nov 2000

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