Below are the details to upgrade an existing PageSeeder installation.
Before upgrading, backup the PageSeeder
install folder and the PageSeeder database. To preserve the cache, stop the PageSeeder service before backing up.
Before upgrading, read the NOTE sections in all relevant release notes to ensure all necessary upgrade steps have been followed.
To upgrade from an old version of PageSeeder, see Upgrading (from version 5.6 or earlier).
To upgrade from a recent beta version use the normal procedures below. If you have any questions about options for upgrades, please contact Allette Systems.
To upgrade from version 5.7 or later follow these steps:
If not installed already, install Java 8 or later (see which version of java) as follows:
- Go to https://www.oracle.com/java and choose Java for Developers / Java SE.
- Download the JDK or JRE .exe for windows (x64 for 64 bit) and run it.
Stop the PageSeeder windows service (if there is one).
Download the latest pageseeder-x.exe file, available under the Install folder on the Download page and run it.
Once the install commences, follow the instructions provided by the on-screen prompts.
NoteIt may take a few minutes to update the database after PageSeeder starts. To see the progress or if PageSeeder fails to start view the
To upgrade from version 5.7 or later, follow these steps:
To upgrade to Open JDK 8 enter:
sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk sudo alternatives --config java
Stop the PageSeeder service as follows:
sudo service pageseeder stop
Install the latest PageSeeder production version as follows:
sudo yum update pageseeder
To upgrade to a beta version use
rpm and remove hyphens from the version identifier. So, if the source version is called:
change it to this:
fully expanded, the version name should follow this pattern:
So, to upgrade to a beta PageSeeder, use the following URL but replace
[ver.num~ber] with a valid beta identifier:
sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.pageseeder.com/pub/rpm/beta/pageseeder-[ver.num~ber]-1.noarch.rpm
When first upgrading from 5.7, configure Tomcat 8 as follows (if upgraded to Open JDK 8 or later remove -XX:MaxPermSize=128m when prompted):
sudo service pageseeder config
Start the PageSeeder service as follows:
sudo service pageseeder start
After the update, it may take a few minutes for the database to start. To check the progress, or if PageSeeder fails to start, view the log file.
During the update any warnings such as "
... created ... .rpmnew" or under Cleanup "
No such file or directory" can usually be ignored.
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