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.