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Upgrade phpList

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "installdir/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

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 depending on your installation type:

Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages)

  • Backup the configuration file at installdir/phplist/config/config.php.

  • Backup your current phpList database.

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

    $ rm -r installdir/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 installdir/phplist/
    
  • Recover the previous configuration and data folders by copying the configuration file you backed up earlier to installdir/phplist/config/config.php.

    $ cp config.php installdir/phplist/config/config.php
    $ rm -r installdir/phplist/admin/plugins
    $ ln -s /bitnami/phplist/admin/plugins installdir/phplist/admin/plugins
    $ rm -r installdir/phplist/images/image
    $ ln -s /bitnami/phplist/images/image installdir/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.

Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations)

  • Backup the configuration file together with any installed plugins and uploaded images:

    • installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs/config/config.php
    • installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs/admin/plugins
    • installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs/images/image
  • Backup your current phpList database.

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

    $ rm -r installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs
    
  • 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 installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs
    
  • Recover the previous configuration by copying the configuration file you backed up earlier to installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs/config/config.php.

    $ cp config.php installdir/apps/phplist/htdocs/config/config.php
    
  • 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 September 17, 2020