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Removed UPGRADING.txt (replaced by doc/upgrade.html) and updated READ…


to make it a bit clearer about where all the docs are.
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-Here is a basic outline of the installation process,
-which normally takes me only a few minutes:
+I highly recommend you read the detailed help on
+installation, upgrading and use of Moodle, stored
+in the doc subdirectory of this installation, or
+read at:
+For the impatient, here is a basic outline of the
+installation process, which normally takes me only
+a few minutes:
1) Move the Moodle files into your web directory.
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6) Set up a cron task to call the file admin/cron.php
every five minutes or so.
-For more details, I highly recommend you read the
-full installation documentation, which is stored
-in the "doc" directory or found at
Martin Dougiamas
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-As Moodle grows, there are changes to the code and
-sometimes changes to the database structures.
-Moodle is able to upgrade its own databases, using
-information in files called version.php. There is
-one of these for the main tables (in this directory)
-and one for each module.
-In the following instructions I will include some
-sample Unix shell commands - there are obviously
-graphical ways to do the same things.
-Before the upgrade
- Before upgrading any version of Moodle, I recommend
- making a backup copy of the moodle directory, your
- data directory and your database, to guard against
- the very unlikely event that something in the upgrade
- goes wrong.
- At the very least, make a copy of your config.php file
- and any languages, custom themes or plug-ins you have
- added to Moodle.
-Upgrading the files using CVS
- If you are using CVS, just go to the Moodle root
- directory and update the files:
- cvs update -dP
- If you have been editing Moodle files watch the
- messages very closely for possible conflicts
- (and consider sending your fixes in to me as patches :)
-Upgrading the files using a downloaded archive
- Rename the current installation directory (as backup)
- mv moodle moodle.backup
- and then unpack the new tar or zip file into the old
- unless you know what you are doing - sometimes old
- files can cause problems in new installations.
- tar xvzf moodle-1.0.6.tgz
- Next, copy the config.php file from your old installation
- into the new installation (or make a new one by editing
- config-dist.php). If you have created new themes or
- other plug-ins then make sure you copy those back too.
- cp moodle.backup/config.php moodle
- cp -pr moodle.backup/theme/mytheme moodle/theme/mytheme
-Finishing the upgrade
- Visit the admin page of your installation to complete
- the upgrade (eg
- It doesn't matter if you are logged in as admin or not.
- Moodle will automatically detect the new version
- and perform any database or filesystem upgrades that
- might be necessary.
- If all goes well (no error messages) then you can just
- go on using the new version!
-If you have problems with this procedure, let me know.
-Cheers, and have fun!
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