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First of all Windows or linux for web hosting with iPage? Many thanks for any answer or 2. My other question... Is there a manual I am missing? I just did a crap load of searches and nothing turned up. Is there a way to upload the latest snapshot of oscommerce with out checking each file to see your changes? (like diff every damn file) Any help is helpful thanks..

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Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Well you asked for it ....

Hello! :-).

Honestly, you can't expect to get an answer 11 minutes after having posted your question!!.

I don't now if there is a way to upload the latest snapshot of oscommerce with out checking each file to see the changes, but why would you do this??.

BTW there is a mailing list which sends notifications each time something is changed!..

Comment #2

Well I got a reply didn't I?.

No, seriously thanks for the info. I will sign up for the mailing list..

The reason I want to upgrade to the lastest version is because the version I am using is old. And any new contributions that come threw use different files and values that I don't have. So I can't use the contributions. And using diff on each file sucks. Just takes way to long..

Salve..

Comment #3

Why not just upload and overwrite the files currently there?.

Or...better way. Go get Milestone 2. That's known to be stable...the latest CVS versions aren't always (it's a work in progress). Then you can use 99% of the contributions...

Comment #4

I am of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" camp. Given the way osCommerce is structured, upgrading to a new baselevel means essentially reimplementing your store from scratch. It's a lot of work and shouldn't be done without a good reason..

The way I would approach it is to start with a clean install of the new version, then look to see what you changed in your store compared to the original version and apply the appropriate changes to the new one. Yes, it's a lot of work...

Comment #5

Yeah I think I am in for a lot of work..

Chris, the reason I can't just over write everything is because then I will over write all my configureations. Infact where do those lie? like where are all the color schemes at? Like what files? Is it the /local/configure.php file? When I customize my iPage website what files am I modifying?.

I think I am going to start with a new baselevel of OScommerce and do diff for every file. And update the site. If anyone has any better ideas please let me know. Thanks..

Salve..

Comment #6

It would probably benifit you to read the documentation, on the installation procedure, modifying the stylesheet, etc, prior to attempting an upgrade, this way you familiarize yourself with the different program. then, upload the new version to your server in another folder, or install it locally, do a diff of the database structure, (copy the database to another database name) then run an upgrade on the database. then run it with the newer store, testing for inconsistencies, then start to add your contributions you need/want one at a time, testing each one as you go along. just make sure that the first step works before proceeding to the next...

Comment #7

Is there a manual I am missing? I just did a crap load of searches and nothing turned up. Is there a way to upload the latest snapshot of oscommerce with out checking each file to see your changes? (like diff every damn file) Any help is helpful thanks..

Salve..

Comment #8

Do I have something written under my name that I can't see that says, " DON'T REPLY TO ANY OF THIS GUYS POSTS!" HOnestly,.......I would appricaite a,. this is a stupid questions,.........or a get a life idiot,.......or that question can only be answered with RTFM! Please just respond,......even if it's a hello. ok,........I'm done..

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Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.