I am looking for simple, straight forward instructions on how to upgrade from OJS 2.4.8-3 to OJS 3.1.1-4
Up until now we have been using the patches which have been very straight forward to use. However it seems our only two options to upgrade now are to either do a full replacement manually - or to switch to using git.
However I cannot seem to find anything that tells me how to do that from the standpoint of having done previous upgrades using the patch method as compared to having done the initial installation using git from the outset.
I’m not interested in contributing to the code base - I just want something clean and straight forward that will keep the software current.
I have my github account set-up - what I want to know is
How do I get git to recognize that I have an existing installation (2.4.8-3) without having to replace the existing files or set-up I have currently? This documentation is useless as it doesn’t describe how to make that connection so that we can start using git from that point forward.
The documentation in the upgrade document also notes “Upgrading from OJS 3.x” and doesn’t indicate if the instructions below that point also apply to OJS 2.x upgrades or whether there is something else you need to look after.