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Which is better? (21 posts)

  1. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    A fresh clean install or running the upgrade on a previous vesion, or it does not matter, they are the same.

    leave your thoughts

  2. Cyndy Otty
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    They're the same.

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    As far as WP is really concerned, they're twins.

  4. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    the only thing that upgrade changed I thought was the database. So if you wanted to import old posts from previous versions of wp, then you'd need to run the upgrade.

  5. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @lawtai I will let some one else field that but my guess is no because you could just add the old db info into the new wp-config.php

  6. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well, I believe that WP 1.2 used more database tables than 1.5 does. So the upgrade cuts down on the number of tables WP uses.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1.2* had 13 tables, 1.5 has 9....

  8. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not to add to the confusion but lets say I have two versions running on my server/separate servers under differernt db names could I not edit both the db config files and swap db so that the 1.5 has the old config from the 1.2.1 and the 1.2.1 has the db info from 1.5 if this makes sence to anyone?

  9. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, maybe, if the two files are congruent.

  10. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    congruent Now that is one word I have not heard in a log time!!!!!

  11. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i don't think that the two tables are the same though? a bunch of tables were dropped and maybe added to other tables? so even if you linked 1.5 to the correct 1.2 database tables, I don't think that itd' work.

  12. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am only talking about the config file though, for instance I could change the config file on one to the other and then all the posts would show up there, now I am even more confused then when I started this thread.

  13. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    the config file, wp-config.php references the databases. However, without running upgrade.php you would be referencing the 1.2 database structure which I don't think would work, even if you called it correctly in the config file. It could be possible, but I'm pretty sure your wordpress wouldn't work properly aftewards.

  14. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    lawtai is right: you cannot use the tables created by 1.2 with the files from 1.5. That's why you have to run upgrade.php.

  15. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @moshu/Laitai But I could essencially change the 1.2.1 db config file to the 1.5 and it should run perfectly and I will put it to rest, only thing that made me contemplate in the beginning was someone made mention of their 1.2 upgrade like it was not the real deal

  16. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What is a "db config file"?

  17. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hmm, i thought that 1.5 and 1.2 used the same exact config file, so what would you actually be changing?

  18. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    lawtai, of course, it is the same.
    If I understand well what dawg is saying, s/he states that a new WP 1.5 install if connected to the old db created by 1.2 (by putting the necessary info in the config file) it will work.
    And I say... BS... it won't!
    (I had to import an old blog from greymatter. The script doesn't work with 1.5, so I installed 1.2.2; imported the gm blog, and then I had to run the upgrade in order to be able to use WP 1.5)

  19. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    they do, I would only be adding/changing the user name/db name/. I have two installs on my server, one has done the upgrade from 1.2.1 the othe a fresh install of 1.5 but I could change the config from the 1.2.1 upgrade to the other and all my post will show, I suppose we could do a mock trial.

  20. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    I understood the original query to be asking about a comparison between starting with a fresh install of 1.5 vs. upgrading. So I guess I'm confused by the point of this thread.

  21. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thats why I said this a few posts back but people kept responding

    and I will put it to rest

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