Upgrade phpList

It is strongly recommended to create a backup before starting the update process. If you have important data, create and try to restore a backup to ensure that everything works properly.

You can upgrade the application only without modifying any other stack components. Follow the steps below:

  • Backup the configuration file at /opt/bitnami/phplist/config/config.php.

  • Backup your current phpList database.

      $ /opt/bitnami/mysql/bin/mysqldump -u root -p bitnami_phplist > ~/phplist.sql
  • Remove the application directory:

      $ rm -r /opt/bitnami/phplist/
  • Download the latest version of phpList.

  • Decompress the downloaded file and copy the public_html/lists directory to the phplist/ directory.

      $ tar xvf phplist-X.X.X.tar.gz
      $ cp -r phplist-X.X.X/public_html/lists /opt/bitnami/phplist/
  • Recover the previous configuration and data folders by copying the configuration file you backed up earlier to /opt/bitnami/phplist/config/config.php.

      $ cp config.php /opt/bitnami/phplist/config/config.php
      $ rm -r /opt/bitnami/phplist/admin/plugins
      $ ln -s /bitnami/phplist/admin/plugins /opt/bitnami/phplist/admin/plugins
      $ rm -r /opt/bitnami/phplist/images/image
      $ ln -s /bitnami/phplist/images/image /opt/bitnami/phplist/images/image
  • Browse to the application home page, and you should see a message telling you that the database is out of date. To correct this, click the upgrade link on the page.

Last modification February 9, 2023