Very strange upgrade behavior
I just tried to upgrade a 0.8.3 forum to 1.0.1. I am experimenting, so I did the following:
- Created a copy of my production forum db (didn’t turn off plugins or anything first) – call it “DBCOPY”
- Copied the 1.0.1 bbPress files to a domain I use to stage upgrades – call it “stage.com”
- Browse to “stage.com/forum”
The first strange thing was that after the first step in the upgrade process I checked “bb-config.php” and BBDB_NAME was *not* what I specified in the form. Somehow the upgrade process had found a previous bbPress database that I had associated with stage.com and used that instead (!). This seemed so strange that I repeated the entire process, with the same result.
I manually set the DB to the correct name, and then the upgrade then appeared to complete without a hitch, but…
1. When I browsed to “stage.com/forum” I see the message “Could not determine site URI”
2. The “New bbPress installation” email message has “Please give me a name!” in the from field
I then started from scratch with bbPress 0.9.0.5 and everything went as expected. Upgrade completed flawlessly.
Is upgrade from 0.8.3 not supported? I don’t see that written anywhere. If bbPress is really overriding my BBDB_NAME specification then this is a pretty serious bug.
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