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Patching Magento in a Windows Environment

Patching Magento in a Windows Environment

Any thoughts or suggestions on how one might patch in a Windows environment using WAMP? step by step, no acronyms,   thought I would ask since im not really that bright and my expectations are probably unrealistic. Not everyone uses Linux, unix, DOS, Fortran, Cobol.  I realize Windows is not the choice of anyone hear however some of us have no choice. My sincerest appologies if these expectations are too high or not achievable.  I certainly understand the extreme difficulties it is to make a basic executable for patches for the largest community used ecommerce solution on earth.

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Re: Patching Magento in a Windows Environment

First you install Cygwin, then you add its additional modules like "patch", etc.

 

Once you have the basic *nix tools installed, it's just a case of "follow the instructions" provided by Magento to apply the patch.

 

And if you use Virtualbox, you do have a choice, you can run Linux and Windows on the same machine. Increasing your toolset, gaining multi-os knowledge makes you a better developer. Trying to escape from it with Magento leads to lots of pain.

Re: Patching Magento in a Windows Environment

As the post above describes - you should use CYGWIN to do this. However when you run the patch..

 

e.g

$ ./mypatch.sh  you will more than likely get an error back along the lines of: ERROR: "/app/etc/" must exist for proper tool work.

 

You will need to manually edit the patch file in a text editor - find the line

CURRENT_DIR=`$PWD_BIN`/

 

and replace it with

CURRENT_DIR=

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Re: Patching Magento in a Windows Environment

Hello @Ratfink11

 

You can try following this link

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29835356/how-to-apply-magento-security-patches-in-xampp-for-windo...

 

Or you can follow our blog and upload pre patched files on the Magento. Don't forget to take backup of the files you are replacing.

http://magecomp.com/blog/how-to-install-magento-security-patches/

 

 

 

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