[wp-hackers] Upgrade instructions fatally flawed for Mac

Luc Saint-Elie lstelie at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 11:56:47 GMT 2007

2007/1/16, Michael E. Hancock <mhancock at us.net>:
> From: "Elliotte Harold" <elharo at metalab.unc.edu>
> > There is a major bug in the upgrade instructions on
> > http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress that can cause Mac users
> > to lose their data. This needs to be corrected. The problem is here:
> >
> > Step 3: Overwrite Files
> >
> > Get the latest and greatest WordPress (http://wordpress.org/download)
> > and upload it to the WordPress directory, overwriting all the files that
> > exist there. This will preserve your images and themes.
> >
> > Actually it won't, at least not on a Mac. I think what happens on
> > Windows is that when you copy a folder such as wp-content onto an
> > existing folder, files inside the target folder are retained if the new
> > folder does not contain different versions of those files. However, on a
> > Mac the behavior is different. The entire target folder is completely
> > wiped out and replaced by the new folder. No content from the target
> > folder is retained under any circumstance.
> Version 2.0.7 changes only these files, so for a Mac, how should the
> instructions be written to put these files into "action"?
> wp-settings.php
> wp-admin/inline-uploading.php
> wp-admin/post.php
> wp-includes/classes.php
> wp-includes/functions.php
> wp-includes/version.php

I think this behavior (wipe or not th directory) is related to the FTP
client much more than to the platform..

I'm on a Mac and I don't remembrer having this problem


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