I have just upgraded my WordPress install to the lastest release, luckily with SubVersion the whole process can be achieved with minimum time and effort.
Paul went through the upgrade steps on his blog, but thought I would go through them here as I went along.
Unfortunately when I initially installed WordPress I committed it directly to the root directory unlike the more popular location of the subdirectory /blog, but not to worry.
Here are the steps I followed to complete the update:
# Backup the current directory... cp -Rp http httpBACKUP # Create a new location for the update... mkdir httpNEW # Checkout the latest release from the repository... svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.5/ httpNEW/ # Copy across any custom changes/themes and config file... cp -Rp http/wp-con* httpNEW/ # Copy over the .htaccess file.. cp -Rp http/.htaccess httpNEW/ # Delete the old directory... rm -rf http # Rename/move the update to the original location... mv httpNEW/ http # Switch the SubVersion Repository... svn switch http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.5/ # Finally, run the browser based update script... http://yourdomain/wp-admin/upgrade.php
And that’s all there is to it really, now every time I need to update WordPress I can simply copy and paste the above commands.