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Drupal 7.39, all modules updated to their latest version using Drush 6.6.0. When I look at the status report it says 'database out of date'. When I do drush updb or call update.php both report that the database is up-to-date.

How can I find out where the problem is?

  • This may help: drupal.org/node/1263908 – rooby Aug 30 '15 at 1:05
  • @rooby Thanks! That helped. 1 module was acting up. So I changed the version in the system table to the version of the lowest update, ran the update.php and now the status report is green. – hepabolu Aug 30 '15 at 12:34
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Here are the steps I took to solve the problem. @rooby gave the URL that helped to determine which module.

As you can read on the given URL (https://www.drupal.org/node/1263908) the problem is caused by a module having a version of -1 in the system table. The URL has instructions how to find out which one is acting up. I've followed the one in this comment: https://www.drupal.org/node/1263908#comment-9059569

This basically means:

  • open [drupalroot]/modules/system/system.install
  • find the line $requirements['update']['severity'] = REQUIREMENT_ERROR; In drupal 7.39 this is on line 412
  • add the watchdog line as described: watchdog('module update db', $module); // <-ADDED THIS LINE
  • open the status page again
  • now open the watchdog page. You should see a line that starts with 'module update db'. After it you can read the module that causes the problem.

In my case that was environment_indicator. I'm no PHP developer, so I solved the problem by opening the database in Sequel Pro and checking the version column of the system table of this module.

The file environment_indicator.install shows several updates, the first one creating a table. Since the table was present, I entered its version number (7200) in the system table. Now I was able to run the update.php which showed there were 2 updates. I let it update the database, which ran without problems.

When opening the status page everything was fine and I deleted the watchdog line from the system.install file.

I'm just curious why update.php doesn't find any updates, while status page does.

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