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Jan 2017
Jan 09 2017 13:49
[RJ, Ushahidi] Greetings my friend
[RJ, Ushahidi] My employer, Mr. David Braun who is running this website

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[RJ, Ushahidi] which runs in the old version of ushahidi app
[RJ, Ushahidi] he ask me to update sa ushahidi app
[RJ, Ushahidi] I am now here in this page,

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Instructions on how to upgrade your Ushahidi deployment

[RJ, Ushahidi] may i ask how to apply this codes... git pull... npm install...
[RJ, Ushahidi] I tried to run it in the server
[RJ, Ushahidi] git pull
[RJ, Ushahidi] the server response: fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
Jan 09 2017 14:39
[David, Ushahidi] Hello. i talked with Angella last week about updating our platform code from the old code (last March, 2015). My programmer, RJ followed the instructions that were given, but still are finding slight errors. Can someone help us with this? We would be so grateful. :)
[RJ, Ushahidi] Thank you so much everyone.
Jan 09 2017 15:38
[RJ, Ushahidi] Hello everyone
Jan 09 2017 15:57
[David, Ushahidi] Hello Ushahidi staff. Is anyone around? We would be most grateful for your assistance...
[David Losada, Ushahidi] hi! we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible, we are just unwrapping the new year :)
[RJ, Ushahidi] Thank you sir
Jan 09 2017 16:21
[David, Ushahidi] Thank you David. Look forward to your help...
Jan 09 2017 17:34
[David, Ushahidi] Any idea David, when we should check in for help?
Jan 09 2017 17:47
[David Losada, Ushahidi] RJ, David: it looks like the code wasn’t brought into the server by using git .. how was it installed?
[RJQ, Ushahidi] Good morning everyone
[David, Ushahidi] Thank you David for your response... RJ can answer that.
[RJQ, Ushahidi] I am sorry sir, i cannot see the question sir
[David, Ushahidi] David asked, 'RJ, David: it looks like the code wasn’t brought into the server by using git .. how was it installed?'
Jan 09 2017 17:58
[RJQ, Ushahidi] I would like to ask your assistance sir, regarding updating ushahidi app on an existing site
[David Losada, Ushahidi] Yes but we should know what we are working with... how was it installed to begin with?
[RJQ, Ushahidi] the command git pull don't work in the server command sir
[David Losada, Ushahidi] Yea we saw that, it must be that the code wasn't brought to the server by cloning the git repository. That's why we asked , how was the installation done?
[RJQ, Ushahidi] Thank you very much for your response sir, regarding the installation sir, i cannot answer coz i am a new programmer of mr. David which was task on the mobile app. I am sorry but i do not know about the installation sir
[David, Ushahidi] I had a different programmer install originally last spring. Her name was Mary & she received guidance with a few programmers on hipchat (ushahidi) to set up code. She is no longer working on the site... I am not sure how she installed.
[David Losada, Ushahidi] Mmm I see. Do we know if any code was modified since it was downloaded from us?
[David Losada, Ushahidi] Modified in the server I mean
Jan 09 2017 18:04
[David, Ushahidi] Not that I'm aware of... however, Mary did try to do an upgrade on the site in August/ September upon getting instructions from hipchat... it was unsuccessful.
[RJQ, Ushahidi] Codes added for the api of the mobile app sir was added on a separate folder written in php but modification of codes, i am sorry again but i cannot answer it sir
[David, Ushahidi] Actually, yes there was some changes...
[David, Ushahidi] we added a couple fields to the MySQL when new users would sign in...
[David, Ushahidi] Location/ Vocation information... you can see on the sign up page:
[David Losada, Ushahidi] Ah ok.. then we are probably looking at more than an update. Those changes may not work when we bring in our newer code
[David Losada, Ushahidi] I would suggest this is something to be tried in a development environment first.
[David, Ushahidi] Thank you. Do you mean the changes we made or the updating of newer code from github?
Jan 09 2017 18:09
[David Losada, Ushahidi] so, you’ve got a project that has code from us and code of yours
[David Losada, Ushahidi] (it would be good if there would be some version tracking that would clearly separate which code is yours and which code is ours , please look if you are using git anywhere)
[David Losada, Ushahidi] and you would like to update our code
[RJQ, Ushahidi] yes sir but it was placed on a different folder, not combine the codes of ushahidi
[David Losada, Ushahidi] since our code changes quite a bit as we improve the product, it may happen that your code no longer works after updating ours
[David Losada, Ushahidi] (ah ok, well, hopefully it’s just that folder .. still, using version control is the definitive method to know this)
[RJQ, Ushahidi] Its ok sir if out codes no longer work, we will just make them work again
[David Losada, Ushahidi] I would suggest doing a fresh installation of our latest version and adding again your code
[David, Ushahidi] The code is on github?
[RJQ, Ushahidi] fresh installation, would it change our current configuration sir?
Jan 09 2017 18:15
[RJQ, Ushahidi] i mean, will the fresh installation start from scratch sir?
[David Losada, Ushahidi] the configuration is partly in the database, partly in platform/application/config
[RJQ, Ushahidi] including the database?
[David Losada, Ushahidi] you would use the database in its current status, not resetting it
[RJQ, Ushahidi] ah ok, only the platform but not the database
[RJQ, Ushahidi] thank you sir
[RJQ, Ushahidi] can we ask for the new platform resources sir?
[David Losada, Ushahidi] if you’ve got custom database migrations, make sure to copy those in before running “bin/update”
[David Losada, Ushahidi] how to install, where to download from, it’s all in the instructions:
[RJQ, Ushahidi] thank you, thank you very much sir
[David, Ushahidi] You've got instructions for linux and ubuntu?
Jan 09 2017 18:21
[David Losada, Ushahidi] the instructions are specifically for linux ubuntu
[David Losada, Ushahidi] needless to say, make sure to back everything up! :)
[RJQ, Ushahidi] Got it sir, i just visited the site
[RJQ, Ushahidi] thank you very much
[David Losada, Ushahidi] good luck!
[David, Ushahidi] Thanks a lot David for your expertise and patience with myself and RJ. :) Can't tell you how appreciative we are...
Jan 09 2017 18:28
[David Losada, Ushahidi] you are welcome
[David Losada, Ushahidi] and when I say everything, I mean the database too, btw :)
Jan 09 2017 18:35
[David, Ushahidi] Got it... will pass on to RJ....