[theforum] weo migration

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Wed Sep 9 08:28:41 CDT 2009

Dean wrote:
> David wrote:
>> Dean wrote:
>>> 1) Drupal 4.6.1 does not work out of the box on tron.  There is a
>>> session problem.
>> What was the specific issue, login problems?  Is it difficult to
>> reproduce?  I'm doing some testing now.
 > Login and then go to any page. Check to see if you are still logged
 > in.

Ok, so that was an easy bug to reproduce :-)

So I have the old weo and old drupal running (with the session bug in 
full bloom) and I have a test environment of sorts (i created a tempest 
user on tron -- is that confusing enough?) and scripts to

1) pull fresh copies of htdocs and database from production, and

2) revert my dev site to the latest copy of production (fixing up things 
like permissions the db_url in settings.php and such)

and now I need to develop either:

a) a script that performs the steps to upgrade drupal to the latest 4.x 
that works with php 5, or

b) compile custom apache 1.3x and php4 binaries and reconfigure the 
virtual host to use them, so it is usable

If a is going to work, I have to get around this session bug first, 
which you mentioned was frustrating.  Since I can't login I can't do the 
recommended pre-upgrade steps such as disabling plugins and reverting to 
the default theme first.

I wonder if I should try doing this upgrade step (from 1.6.1 to 1.7.11) 
on a dev copy on tempest first (where drupal + php works) then sync that 
over to tempest... I'll try that next.  Friday morning probably -- need 
at least one night of sleep this week :-)

-dave, just scrawling notes on the wall...

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