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    Hello, I’m testing my WP 2.0 upgrade from 1.5.2 (I guess).
    I followed the steps – backup, deactivate plugins, delete, copy, upgrade.php.
    The “upgrade.php” was done with “actually nothing to do – have fun (step 1)” – is this correct? ( I was expecting some kind of DB operation. )
    Anyway, after upgarde, I can’t access to my Dashboard from the ‘admin page’. When I click on the “Dashboard” button, I get a blank page and my web server generates the following error log :
    “Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 0 bytes)”

    Here’s the URL.
    and you can see the detail’s of the system at this page.


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  • For the first part of your question, yes, something was done and your DB was upgraded. Don’t worry about that 🙂 Although I’m not sure about the second…

    You’ve hit the php script memory limit. See:

    So maybe try adding this to htaccess
    php_value memory_limit “16M”

    or contacting host to increase memory in php.ini.

    This may be caused by a large post.

    Thanks David. Meanwhile, I tested fresh installation using different DB name and got the same result. Now I suspect that it’s not a upgrade problem. A s/w version incompatibility (Apache, PHP4), maybe ?
    What’s worse, it turned out that I backed up only part of the WP DB tables and I guess there’s no downgrading back to 1.5.2 option 🙁
    ( I can still post & read. I may have to upload files manually, but I can do that – while waiting for v2.0.1. ) By the way, can anyone show me how to get file/line info. on PHP4 error log?

    Thanks, Michael, it works! I changed the system’s default value to 16M. It’s strange though – the log line says I tried to allocate “0” bytes! Maybe the link you gave me will tell me what’s been going on, but I can’t access the page for some reason. Anyway, thanks again 🙂

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