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Upgrading from Radiant 0.9.1 to a 1.0 version

If you are starting from scratch, run gem install radiant and then radiant project_name. Then follow these instructions

If you are starting from version 0.8.2 you'll likely need to copy the boot.rb file from the 0.9.1 release first.

  1. Edit config/boot.rb to add this after the RAILS_ROOT definition:

     require 'thread'
     require 'rubygems'
     require 'bundler'
       # Set up load paths for all bundled gems
       ENV["BUNDLE_GEMFILE"] = File.expand_path("../../Gemfile", __FILE__)
     rescue Bundler::GemNotFound
       raise RuntimeError, "Bundler couldn't find some gems." +
         "Did you run `bundle install`?"

1.a. If you're using Ruby 1.9 (and you should) edit your script/server file and replace require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../config/boot' with

            require File.expand_path('../../config/boot', __FILE__)
  1. Open config/environment.rb and add the following:

     config.after_initialize do
     	# ... existing stuff...
     	require 'will_paginate'
  2. run "gem install bundler"

  3. run "bundle init"

  4. Copy dependencies from your environment.rb file to the Gemfile. For example:

     # A sample Gemfile
     source ""
     gem 'will_paginate', '2.3.14'
     # If you make any changes in this file, please run `bundle install`.
     # If new versions of your installed gems are available, run `bundle update`
     gem "radiant", "~> 0.9.1"
     # alternatively, in development
     # gem "radiant", :path => "/path/to/radiant/root"
     # SQLite is the default database connection but only suitable for local use
     # gem "sqlite3", "~> 1.3.4"
     # To use MySQL
     # gem "mysql", "~> 2.8.1"
     # Postgres
     # postgresql' %>gem "pg", "~> 0.11.0"
     # IBM DB2
     # gem "db2", "~> 2.6.2"
     # SQL Server
     # gem "tiny_tds"
     # gem "activerecord-sqlserver-adapter", "~> 3.1.0"
  5. Run "bundle install"

  6. Run "bundle exec script/server"

Now you should be running Radiant 0.9.1 with bundler.

  1. Edit your Gemfile to specify a newer Radiant version

     gem "radiant", "1.0.0"
             # or Radiant version with a git reference
     gem "radiant", :git => "git://", :ref => '... some git hash...'
  2. run "bundle install"

  3. run "bundle exec rake radiant:update"

  4. Make any alterations to your Gemfile and run "bundle install"

  5. Run "bundle exec rake db:migrate db:migrate:extensions"

  6. Update your asset management

    • If you have the paperclipped extension
      • Remove vendor/extensions/paperclipped - Run "bundle exec rake radiant:extensions:clipped:initialize"
    • If you have the page_attachments extension
      • Move vendor/extensions/page_attachments to vendor/disabled/page_attachments (or remove it entirely)
      • Run "bundle exec rake radiant:extensions:clipped:migrate_from_page_attachments radiant:extensions:clipped:initialize" - Run "bundle
    • If you have the assets extension
      • Move vendor/extensions/assets to vendor/disabled/assets (or remove it entirely)
      • Run "bundle exec rake radiant:extensions:clipped:migrate_from_assets radiant:extensions:clipped:initialize"
    • If you want to keep your existing asset manager
      • Add to config/environment.rb config.ignore_extensions [:clipped]
  7. Update your JS and CSS management

    • If you have the sns extension
      • Move vendor/extension/sns to vendor/disabled/sns (or remove it entirely)
      • Run "bundle exec rake radiant:extensions:sheets:import:sns"
    • If you want to keep sns
      • Add to config/environment.rb config.ignore_extensions [:sheets]
  8. Run "bundle exec script/server"

You should now be running on the latest version of Radiant


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cayblood commented Feb 2, 2012

Does radiant work with ruby 1.9.x?


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saturnflyer commented Feb 2, 2012

@cayblood. yes, it should. we have 1 bug to work out, but we're testing on travis for 1.9!/radiant/radiant/jobs/607842


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jayroh commented Jun 22, 2012

This works fine with 1.9.2 (haven't tried 1.9.3) but needed script/server updated where:

require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../config/boot'

should be changed to

require File.expand_path('../../config/boot', __FILE__)

Other than that I think this was pretty much spot on.


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saturnflyer commented Jun 22, 2012

Thanks @jayroh!


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bosborne commented Mar 2, 2014

Struggling to upgrade an older Web site, this looks very useful. But I'm getting an error after "bundle exec rake radiant:update", I see: "cannot load such file -- rake/gempackagetask"

Do I need to downgrade rake? It's currently 10.0.2. Thanks again.


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bosborne commented Mar 2, 2014

Answering my own question here, yes, downgrading fixed that.

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