Upgrade OJS 2.3.6 to 2.4.8

Dear admin and friends

I just want to know how to upgrade ojs version using patch to 2.4.8 practically. I haven’t found yet the tutorial specifically about that. I am sorry if this topic has discussed before, may be someone could help me or just give the link which I can attempt it. Thanks


Hi @azwarmuin

Your OJS version is quite old and would be advisable perform an full upgrade to lates OJS2 version.
But if you can’t do that, I recommend to read also this section:

From OJS 2.4.5 patches, you will have to run patches on different folders , not only on OJS install folder but also on pkp-lib folder.

To apply a patch you will need use command:

With correct options according to version, as said, starting at 2.4.5 all patches should be applied with the -p1 option from within the OJS installation directory and patches against the PKP library should be applied with the -p1 option from within the lib/pkp subdirectory

server@ojs-folder$ patch -p1 < ojs-2_4_5-0.ojs-stable-2_4_5.diff

Israel Cefrin
Public Knowledge Project Team

Thanks in advanced for your reply. I will attempt.