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I'm trying to upgrade a Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7. I do:

cd /path/to/sites/drupal6-site
drush sup

However I get the errors:

Command site-upgrade needs a higher bootstrap level to run - you will need to invoke drush from a more functional Drupal environment to run this command.
Command site-upgrade needs the following modules installed/enabled to run: update.

The settings file is at ./sites/default/settings.php.

Running drush dl update (a module I'm apparently missing) also reports:

No release history was found for the requested project (update).

What do I have to do to get drush to bootstrap?

  • Is the update status module enabled? – jsheffers Dec 13 '13 at 15:23
  • @jsheffers I don't know; how can I check? – Explosion Pills Dec 13 '13 at 15:39
  • drush en update...it'll either enable it, or tell you it's already enabled (it's a core module BTW). Can the user you're running drush as read the settings.php file? If you're running drush under the doc root, and you have a valid settings.php file, it's likely permissions are slightly off – Clive Dec 13 '13 at 15:55
  • If that drush command doesn't work you can always go to the modules admin page and search for update. Make sure it's enabled. – jsheffers Dec 13 '13 at 16:37

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