[TYPO3] Typo3 4.0 Install Problems

Christoph Koehler christoph.koehler at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 23:05:58 CEST 2006

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:58:15 -0500, Amir M. <amir219 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> In my last email here I was referred to the current Installation guide.  
>   But for some reason, I think this install guide is a bit too old for  
> 4.0 and is confusing me already.
> For one, the directories that is supposed to be replaced in step 2 are  
> not provided in the Typo3 4.0 src zip.  Am I missing something here?
> Are we to replace just what is in the Typo3 4.0 src?  Btw, I believe I  
> am upgrading from 3.8.


Best installation guidelines I have seen:

Do the following, in the correct order!
1.) Remove the folders typo3/, media/, tslib/, t3lib/ and the files
     showpic.php and index.php (alternatively to deleting, you can move
     them to a backup location, but they must be completely out of the
2.) Copy the new 4.0 source into the site location
3.) Go to the Install Tool->Database Analyser->Update required  
tables->COMPARE and IMPORT

That is without shell access to the server.
If you do have access, just rename or remove the dirs in 1.), then create  
some symlinks:
typo3_src -> whichever source folder you have, probably typo3_src-4.0 or  
whatever it's called.
t3lib -> typo3_src/t3lib
typo3 -> typo3_src/typo3
index.php -> typo3_src/index.php

This is pretty much the same as without shell access, except that instead  
of copying the files from the source folder to the respective dirs in your  
main dir, you just create a symlink to them, so that all you have to do to  
update later is change the typo3_src symlink to the new source folder.

That's how easy it is!


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