WordPress v2.0.4 has been released with a number of security updates so it is well worth upgrading.
To simplfy the upgrade process I decided again to try generating a diff file between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4 and using that to patch my sites rather than uploading a full set of new files. The process for generating the diff file is actually simpler than the one I used last time!
Here is the process I took on my local machine to generate the diif file:
- Generated the patch file with
svn diffusing the following command (all on one line):
svn diff http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.0.3 http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.0.4 > ~/2.0.3-to-2.0.4.patch
I then uploaded the patch file to my server and placed it in my home directory and applied the patch as follows:
- Backed up my WordPress database using the wp-db-backup plugin
- Made a copy of my WordPress install files as a backup
- Then to apply the patch you change into the root folder of your WordPress blog and enter the following patch command:
patch -p0 < ~/2.0.3-to-2.0.4.patch
And it was done! – There are no database changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4 and so upgrade.php does not need to be run as far as I know.
To save you some time if you would like to use this method of upgrade you can download the patch file I generated here: 2.0.3-to-2.0.4.patch.
You use this file with out any guarantee that it will work – Remember to backup first!