Upgrading from 5.3.3.1 to 5.4.1

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Hi, can anyone help? Would be much appreciated!
I just decided to upgrade the CMS on my site. Having followed the instructions, per
http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/installation/upgrading_concr...

1. Backing up my site
2. Downloading latest copy of C5
3. Copy new concrete directory over old in the web root.

When I entered the upgrade url:
http://mysite.com/index.php/tools/required/upgrade...

I got the following error message:

Warning: require(concrete/dispatcher.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/mysite/public_html/index.php on line 2

Warning: require(concrete/dispatcher.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/mysite/public_html/index.php on line 2

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'concrete/dispatcher.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/mysite/public_html/index.php on line 2

Any ideas? I'm Completely lost, as I am a bit of novice.

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Shotster replied on at Permalink Reply
Shotster
Can you confirm, via FTP or otherwise, that there is indeed a directory named "concrete" in the root of your site (i.e. at the same level as the "index.php" file) and that there is a file named "dispatcher.php" inside the "concrete" folder?

-Steve
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
also, currently there is a bug with upgrading from 5.3.3.1 -> 5.4.1
upgrade like so: 5.3.3.1->5.4.0.5->5.4.1
lexteo replied on at Permalink Reply
tried this myself today(update 5.3.3.1 -> 5.4.0.5 -> 5.4.1 ). What a shame, it seams that 5.4.0.5 screwed my pretty urls. Something is definitely wrong with this version, i don't know what files changed but the same .htaccess file now reloads the home page indefinitely. I suspect is something to to with the dispatcher.php but i did not find the issue.
vibraharmonics replied on at Permalink Reply
vibraharmonics
My site just crashed when doing the upgrade. I did the upgrade using the upgrade button which I think was on notification or other page in the back-end.

Now what do I do. I did back up before doing all this thankfully.

http://vibraharmonics.com

Could I just upload the whole back up or maybe just the concrete folder I downloaded to my laptop prior to this upgrade?
I am a Novice.

I am not sure what version I was using before,the site was set up in June.

>> if it is any help, I have all that shotster above asks about "Can you confirm, via FTP or otherwise, that there is indeed a directory named "concrete" in the root of your site (i.e. at the same level as the "index.php" file) and that there is a file named "dispatcher.php" inside the "concrete" folder?"
lexteo replied on at Permalink Reply
upgrading from 5.3.3.1 to 5.4.1. has failed for a lot of people. In your case you can do the following:
1. restore your backup ( files and database )
2. manually upgrade to 5.4.0.5
3. manually upgrade to 5.4.1

also on personal note please tell us if pretty url are working after you do this.
vibraharmonics replied on at Permalink Reply
vibraharmonics
sigh, I got it working again. As for pretty URL's I do not have them turned on. I would like to but I don't understand how to add the given code to the config file which is php.
Thor2010 replied on at Permalink Reply
I have tried to upgrade my version 5.3.2 to 5.4.1.1
I am on a Mac OSX
I have downloaded 5.4.1.1 and followed the instructions and in my FTP Fileziilla
dragged the concrete file to the FTP many different ways then tried to open the url stated in the instructions but this url opened blank every way I tried.

Is this url suppose to open blank?

What am I doing wrong or are there a lot of problems with upgrading.
Please help me with step by step insertions

My email is [email protected]

Michael
jimmybj replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm surprised that this problem has not been handled better by Concrete5. I have a page with version 5.3.3.1 with extremely high traffic and do not want any downtime on the website. As I read the forums, only 40% managed to upgrade from version 5.3.3.1 to the newest.

Is anyone sure how I can upgrade Concrete5 safely, without this hazzle?

Kind Regards,
Jimmy
gewald replied on at Permalink Reply
gewald
As I muddle through this upgrade I'm reminded that free software isn't always easy software. All the other aspects of Concrete5 are so strong there had to be one fly in the ointment and this might be it.

I'm hoping that part of the fix is that I misread the upgrade directions. Fingers crossed that I just screwed up by copying the entire upgrade package into the Concrete directory. Will try again with just the contents of the concrete directory that I downloaded.

If that is the fix then the directions for upgrading need to be cleaned up a bit. If it is a bigger issue then I will have to revert to my back up copy.
gewald replied on at Permalink Reply
gewald
That was my only problem, copied too much into the concrete directory. No to get the pretty URLs to work.