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  • I just upgraded my wordpress (2.1.2) to 2.2 today. I first did the upgrade on a test box that I have (running FreeBSD) using the tar.gz download. Everything went fine with the update.
    I then used the .zip download of 2.2 to upgrade my production server (this because the desktop I was using wasn’t able to decompress tar.gz). I noticed after doing that update that the rss2 feed showed my previous version at the top (generator=”wordpress/2.1.2″). I then used the tar.gz download and upgraded again. This time the top of the rss2 feed was showing the expected information (generator=”wordpress/2.2″).
    I hope this isn’t an indicator of any other differences between the tar.gz and .zip downloads. Has anyone else had issues with this or noticed any differences between the downloads?

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  • whooami



    the version number is stored in a file. Ive just downloaded both the tar and the zip and the files are identical.

    Everyplace the version number is displayed is a result of whats inside that file 🙂

    The typical cause of the version number not incrementing is people not deleting and then uploading the new file.

    If you are wondering, the file is /wp-includes/version.php

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