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Wordpress 2.9 upgrade fails on GoDaddy shared server(s)

(Update 12/19/2009 - 1341 PST - Received links on how to export and import database into new 5.0 version of the database. Working with some knowledgeable others to help me do the process.)

(Update 12/19/2009 - 1024 PST - Looks as if my main database is still in mySQL 4.0 format although GoDaddy support 5.0. Probably never had need to upgrade DB since I moved there. Support email sent in on how to upgrade database)

Hmmm. Upgrading your Wordpress installations is typically a part of good system management, but when trying to install the latest version of Wordpress 2.9 this morning I received the following error.

Upgrade WordPress
Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.9.zip.

Unpacking the update.

The update cannot be installed because WordPress 2.9 requires MySQL version 4.1.2 or higher. You are running version 4.0.27.

Installation Failed


I am not sure if this effects all of GoDaddy's shared servers or just mine, but it could effect a lot of people if their default install of mySQL is this version.

What are you experiencing with Wordpress 2.9 installs on shared servers?

Comments

Anonymous said…
This is interesting... Were there any ill effects after the upgrade attempt? What type of console does GoDaddy provide? Is there any way to upgrade your version of MySQL there?
It looks like mySQL 5.x is there, but my main database is still in 4.0 format. Hmm...now what do I do next. I might have to do an export to a new database in 5 format then switch over Wordpress to look at that new database. Something I am not familiar with at all.
GoDaddy informed me via Twitter that I will need to export the database and pull it into a new 5.0 database. Working on that procedure now with those more knowledgeable than myseldf. :)
I'm on dreamhost and the upgrade went well although interestingly their control panel hasn't been updated to work with the new version yet. It's a manual upgrade through the dashboard of WP.
I do like the ability to upgrade plugins all at once although this should really be in the plugins part of the dashboard - not under tools.

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