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WEBSITE

Automatic Updating

With Prometheus, web updates can be automatic, so long as you meet all of the requirements for being able to do so.

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Requirements for Auto-Updating

The only requirement for being able to auto-update Prometheus is having the right directory permissions. On Linux, execute the following in a terminal to allow for automatic updating:

cd path/to/installdir
sudo chown www-data:www-data *
sudo chmod 775 updates

On Windows, it should already be enabled. If it is not, set the Guests group to have read/write access to the updates folder in order to allow for automatic updating. If using IIS, grant the IUSR account read, write and execute access to the updates folder.

Manual Updating

Performing a manual update for the Web and MySQL portion of Prometheus is not hard!

  • Download the latest distribution from our Scriptfodder page.
  • Under 'Web Files' IN THE ZIP FILE YOU JUST DOWNLOADED delete the config.php, img folder and install.php.
  • If using a customised theme port any changes in your Cascading Style Sheet over.
  • Upload the files to your web server.
  • Sign into the 'Admin' section of your donation page.
  • Click on the 'Updates' tab that is located in the 'Main Dashboard'.
  • Apply any new SQL updates. AS OF 1.5.1 SQL UPDATES NOW APPLY AUTOMATICALLY UPON VISITING THE ADMIN AREA.

Congratulations you have successfully updated the website portion of Prometheus! If a lua update is necessary continue on below.

LUA

Manual Update

Lua can currently only be updated manually however it is a simple process!

  • Download the Latest lua distribution from either [[1]] or the Update tab under "download latest lua" via your Prometheus installation.
  • Check to see if there is any changes between your current lua config file and the one included in the latest distribution.
  • If there are changes fill out the details require referring back to your old lua config file.
  • If there are no changes simply delete the config file included in the latest distribution.
  • Upload the latest distribution to your addons folder replacing any existing files.
  • Restart your server.

Congratulations you just finished the final step in updating your Prometheus donation system! If you are unsure if any changes were made to the lua config it is best to follow 'Step 3.'.