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Best practice when testing module updates

A problem I face on a regular basis is trying to test sites that have recently had a lot of module updates. My usual process is to take each module on a case by case basis and test site features ...
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Error 500 on accessing update.php [closed]

Long ago I got a message about updates to my modules. I've updated the modules. But I received a message to update the database. I want to run the update.php script but I encounter the following ...
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Drupal 7 Update Module Not Working

I just upgraded to Drupal 7 from Drupal 6. It appears I've finally gotten everything working, except the module updater isn't working; it can't update from a URL or a file. I also cannot install new ...
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Site down after upgrading Views

I have the CK profile installed and found a strange behavior in Views installed along with it (no Term ID filter criterion available), so I decided to upgrade Views to the latest dev build. I deleted ...
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What are my alternatives to disable update notifications but without using module Update Notifications Disable?

I need to disable the update notification overall Drupal 7, rather than downloading the module Update Notifications Disable because it caused a fatal error, and the site went down. Is there any other ...
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Drupal node update detection

Can anyone suggest how I might detect when a node has been updated via jquery? I know jquery is a client-side technology but I really need to utilize jquery(ajax) to alert my users when a node is ...
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How can I quickly check Drupal 7 porting status of the contributed projects?

How can I quickly check Drupal 7 porting status of the contributed projects ? Answers should also guide readers if a user is a developer and would like to help porting the most frequently needed ...
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Drupal update domain whitelist

I'm working on a Drupal project that will live on a locked-down webserver. The internet access on that box is constrained by a domain whitelist so I need to be able to provide a complete list of the ...
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How can I avoid a warning about the PHP mbstring extension? [closed]

In the process of updating a Drupal module (update.php, very first instance) have found this message: "Operations on Unicode strings are emulated on a best-effort basis. Install the PHP mbstring ...
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How to update drupal 7.7 to 7.8 manually?

I found that there is a warning on my site saying that manual updates of Drupal core is required. How can I do it safely?
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How to update disabled modules using Drush?

Is there a way to update disabled modules with Drush? Currently, when I try to update a disabled module with Drush, I get this message: Project has no enabled extensions and can't be updated ...
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Update site from core dev to stable

Using advice from Drush: Update core from stable to dev I ran drush up drupal-7.x in order to switch from 7.7 to 7.x-dev. However I'm now in the position whereby I want to move the project back to 7....
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Drupal 7 Update Manager not working [closed]

Update manager takes me to the page where I select the checkbox for the updates I need. I check the box of the module and then it downloads the update. After the download it tells me I should put my ...
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How can I install modules using the FTP method?

I got a error when trying to install modules. What should I set up for the FTP? I just learned Drupal. Who knows what happen? I am using Drupal 7.7.
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Drupal versus with Omni Update: Should I move from Drupal to Omni Update?

Use Case Current (aging) IT website built on Drupal 5. Most people hate this website because the theme is awful and adding content is painful. An upgrade to Drupal 6 and a theme / module updates are ...
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Drush: Update core from stable to dev

I would like to upgrade from drupal core 7.7 to 7.x-dev, is this possible using Drush? UPDATE: Ok, looks like either I needed Drush 4.5, or the process of updating Drush from 4.4 corrected something ...
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Updating to Drupal 7.x-dev until next stable release

I am currently using Drupal core 7.7 and Commerce 7.x-1.0-rc3 which requires changes that are only currently present in Drupal core 7.x-dev. If I upgrade to 7.x-dev now in order to get the updates ...
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How to maintain and update a Drupal installation and its modules?

I'm looking for a comprehensive tutorial on best practices for updating and maintaining a Drupal installation and it's modules where there are multiple instances of the site, that is having a ...
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How to manually make sure the database schema is right?

I updated my drupal installation to 7.7 and now it keeps giving me an alert that the database schema needs to be updated for views and google analytics. I click on it and follow the onscreen ...
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Upgrading to Drupal 7.7 produces a fatal error: What can I do?

I have upgraded my local site to Drupal 7.7 from Drupal 7.4, following the instructions in How to upgrade Drupal 7 to Drupal 7.2. Before I could use update.php, visiting my site got me this message ...
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How do I receive security updates?

On my client(s) website, I turned the update module on. From time to time, they receive an error message on every page about a security update. They complain about this message, and they don't want ...
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How to implement upgrade for fields

I wrote a module that defines its own node type, adds the appropriate fields, etc. How do I write an upgrade function if I wanted to change, remove, or add a field to the type?
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Best way to drop a field from a content type

What is the best way to remove a Drupal 7 field from a content type defined via the GUI? I want to use hook_update_N so the changes can be propagated to multiple servers upon running update.php. ...
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Module doesn't appear on update.php

I wanted to add columns to my module schema, I added an update hook hook_update_6031 however when I go to the update.php script my module isn't listed at all, not even as "no updates". Do I have to ...
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Update multisite modules and core in one click

I have a Drupal multisite install with 7 different sites, all sharing the same modules, themes and users but everything else is unique to the individual site. At the moment, I only have to upload one ...
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RSS feed not updating using feeds module

I have an RSS feed that has not been updated after the initial import. I actually managed to get it to update once using cron, but even that has since stopped working. Looking at the original feed, I ...
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How to update the blocks db-table correctly

I wrote a module that comes with a default_view (a block view). The corresponding block is not automatically listed inside the blocks db-table, even after a cache clearing, but it is shown after I ...
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Updating a block inside an update hook

I want to update the configuration (weight, pages, region) of some blocks within an update function. I know I could do this directly inside the database. Is there a better way of doing this? I scanned ...
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Upgrading to a development snapshot

I currently use Drupal 7.0. I am thinking that upgrading to 7.x-dev would resolve some performance issues I have. Do you think that upgrading a production site to the development snapshot would break ...
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drush updatedb for a single module

Is it possible to perform a single module's update function via drush? I can see drush updatedb which does not take an modulename as argument and runs all available updates. Then there is drush pm-...
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Update Drupal Modules - skip a version?

I've neglected a site for a while, and now I need to update some modules that are several versions out of date. Can I just jump to the newest version of the module or do I need to copy each version in ...
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Best way to update/upgrade things in the drupal database

I know this is a broad topic, but maybe there is a good way/module doing this. I want to make "automated" updates to a drupal installation. This includes updates of nearly everthing (contenttypes, ...
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Cron job run, but module updates not checked - how to automate?

I configured a script to run as part of my cron.daily tasks, and tested the script. My status report says that the cron was correctly run by the script, so I'm happy that that will happen. However, ...
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Drupal queue / update module

I have a Drupal 7 site and the queue table has over 4K records. They are primarily for the "update_fetch_tasks" queue. Is the queue table by nature a temporary place holder? I would like to clean it ...
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How do I update a module manually?

I need to update my Views module in Drupal 7. Drupal won't do it automatically. It says the download is not available. I have downloaded the new version manually, but when I try to install it via '...
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Update report / drush up issue

I'm experiencing some odd behavior with D7's update report. When I view the update report it can only determine the status of roughly 5 or so modules/themes. The ones that it finds are random and each ...
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Download Update's fail (Unix File Permissions on /tmp directory)

When I goto admin/reports/updates/update select all and then hit the "Download these updates" I get the following error message The specified file temporary://filewq3Nao could not be copied, ...
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Update status behind a proxy

I'm running Drupal in an intranet which is behind a simple HTTP proxy. I'd like for the module and core update checks to actually work. I seem to remember there was a core hack to do this on Drupal 6,...
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The new version of my module depends on more modules than the old version … how to ensure module users install them?

I am updating an existing module I have developed. The new version requires a "helper" module that the old version did not (fwiw, specifically "Nodereference Count"). How do I ensure that when people ...
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How do I merge changes from a development copy of the site to the live site without losing new content?

What is the best procedure for merging work done on a development copy of a site to the live production copy? Often times there has been a lot of new content added to the site since development ...