Sorry for the newbie question, but I have now successfully installed Magento 1.8.1 and I want to upgrade it to the newest version. I have downloaded the patches, and have been applying them, however I notice that the version of the Magento doesnt change within the Admin panel. So, I am guessing, that applying the patches doesnt also update the version of the Magento? I know this might be silly to some, but just trying to understand the software. So, if this isnt the correct way to update the software, how do I update it to the newest version without losing the current configuration?
I ran two new patches, and now I am getting the following errors, any suggestions or help would be great.
Warning: include_once(/usr/local/www/magento/includes/src/Mage_Core_functions.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/www/magento/app/Mage.php on line 36
Warning: include_once(): Failed opening '/usr/local/www/magento/includes/src/Mage_Core_functions.php' for inclusion (include_path='/usr/local/www/magento/includes/src:.:/usr/local/share/pear') in /usr/local/www/magento/app/Mage.php on line 36
Warning: include_once(/usr/local/www/magento/includes/src/Varien_Autoload.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/www/magento/app/Mage.php on line 37
Warning: include_once(): Failed opening '/usr/local/www/magento/includes/src/Varien_Autoload.php' for inclusion (include_path='/usr/local/www/magento/includes/src:.:/usr/local/share/pear') in /usr/local/www/magento/app/Mage.php on line 37
Fatal error: Class 'Varien_Autoload' not found in /usr/local/www/magento/app/Mage.php on line 54
Patches only fix some of the errors of the Magento code, not upgrade it. You should perform the upgrade by copy new version into your Magento install. (Please don't do it in production or without backup).
You should have some knowledge before upgrade/patch your Magento, some case it'll be some templates/modules need to modify as well.
About the error you got, I think you didn’t disable compilation before patch. Please try in your ssh/shell access:
cd /path/to/magento php shell/compiler.php disable
Maybe this will help.
Hi Kevin, if you're looking to upgrade to 1.9.2, the latest, you don't need to worry about the patches. All 3 (SUPEE-5344, SUPEE-5994, SUPEE-6285) are included in that version.