We have a site running version 126.96.36.199 and I was wondering if there was any news on a patch for SUPEE-6788 please?
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Hi @FootshopAndy, for 1.6 you're looking at approximately a one week delay.
Also, please be aware that because 1.6 was so long ago, you'll likely have several extensions that are incompatible with the patch which means you'll be unable to switch on that portion of the patch (it is switched off by default) unless you are able to update those extensions.
That's great, thanks for the update.
Out of interest, is there a set lifespan for when older versions will continue to be supported (for security patches)?
As far as EOL support by version for patches, etc., we are actually discussing this. Currently, the answer is no. If there was, since you asked, what would be an ideal lifespan vs minimum lifespan vs maximum lifespan in your opinion?
Where to cut off... Weeellll... The version before I upgraded to my current version <grin>
Seriously, I made the mistake of waiting till the latest stable version (1.9.x) on this last upgrade, should have gone for 188.8.131.52 and applied all the patches to make it safe and immedately started working on the next upgrade. Because of the changes in 1.9.2.x it's a step up a stairway with 6 foot risers that has required climbing ropes whilst carrying a 150lb pack.
Once everyone's past 1.6/1.7, probably 2 years max, but that means if you're on 1.6 and earlier, you'd best either get your upgrade done or abandon Magento for something you can maintain.
The 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 jump is this. I just upgraded all my modules to be compatible with 18.104.22.168 and find suddenly that I'm taking off time from the actual 22.214.171.124 upgrade implementation testing to reevaluate for YAMU (Yet Another Module Upgrade).
Bleh, I'm tired of being behind, which was the way it was when I inherited it. Hmmm, there was this guy named Sysiphus...
As we have a site on 1.6, I would say as long as possible!
In all serious, I would say as long as it's feasible and not too time consuming to produce patches - releasing them for as many versions as possible is in everyones interest. Maybe after the release of Magento 2, the oldest version could be dropped every 6/12 months?
If there is any news in the future, it would be great if this can be officially published so we can plan the necessary upgrades.
Download for 126.96.36.199 produces the following file
which applies with the expected result.
188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206 gets the file named PATCH_SUPEE-6788_CE_220.127.116.11_v1-2015-10-27-12-00-41.sh
18.104.22.168 gets the file named PATCH_SUPEE-6788_CE_22.214.171.124_v1-2015-10-30-07-51-10.sh
Houston we have an inverted numeral problem 9 is not 6
126.96.36.199 gets the file named PATCH_SUPEE-6788_CE_188.8.131.52_v1-2015-10-30-06-24-02-1.sh
Yes.. I'm getting the wrong file as well, it has 184.108.40.206 in the title, not 220.127.116.11.
Also, I thought patches were supposed to be reversible.. does not appear to be so. I'm having to request my host restore from backup at the moment as this fails with many errors. and apparently there is something about needing to restore the original .htaccess file somewhere due to some other errors that people are getting. Why no mention of this in the install notes?