I am trying to transfer a site over, and run update.php.

Drupal is telling me that my system and menus modules are out of date. This is not the case - they're both up-to-date, in fact I downloaded the most recent ones and uploaded them to my public_html/sitename/modules folder.

Where is the version number stored, so that I can force Drupal to recognize that they are the correct module versions that Drupal is looking for?

Specifically for the menu and system modules.

This is in D7.

  • 1
    The module's .info file will have the version number...what does that say?
    – Clive
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:09
  • name = System description = Handles general site configuration for administrators. package = Core version = VERSION core = 7.x files[] = system.archiver.inc files[] = system.mail.inc files[] = system.queue.inc files[] = system.tar.inc files[] = system.updater.inc files[] = system.test required = TRUE configure = admin/config/system ; Information added by drupal.org packaging script on 2012-05-02 version = "7.14" project = "drupal" datestamp = "1335997555"
    – Jack Ryan
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:15
  • That's for the system module.
    – Jack Ryan
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:15
  • Yet I still have this: Error Unresolved dependency System (Version >7.10 required) Administration menu requires this module and version. Currently using System version 7.4 Error Unresolved dependency System (Version >7.10 required) Administration menu Toolbar style requires this module and version. Currently using System version 7.4
    – Jack Ryan
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:15
  • 3
    are the older versions still there in renamed directories? if so that might explain what's going on, eg, drupal is seeing the older version in old_system/system.info instead of system/system.info
    – Jimajamma
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:22

3 Answers 3


As Jimajamma in comment #2 pointed out it is worth to check whether there are older versions in renamed directories.

I had the same problem and error message with modules - after removing the backup below "sites/all/modules/old" the dependency check error in update.php was gone.


Not sure if it's related, but I had upgraded from drupal 7.27 to 7.31 and had an issue running update.php. So u ran drush updb instead.

I still ran into problems with the version being listed as 7.27 when checking it with "drush status". Turns out in the drupal root includes/bootstrap.inc there was a file that didn't cp over correctly. In which sets variables that set the version in the app itself and for the drush command.

I also verified that the database had the correct information in the systems table. Which was showing 7.31. : )


I had this problem on a D7 project that I took over. I tried all of the following:

  • update.php
  • registry rebuild
  • refreshing update status at /admin/reports/updates
  • manually truncate cache_update

None of them worked. In the end, this is what fixed it:

  • I went into PHPMyAdmin
  • opened up the system table
  • Downloaded the BLOB from the 'system' module
  • Manually amended the version from 7.67 to 7.69
  • Edited the row in PHPMyAdmin then uploaded the amended BLOB

Finally the update status message is suppressed

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