automatic wordpress update with subversion and wptool

Saturday, 18 July 2009 at 13:21 UTC 1 comment

i’m updating and upgrading my wordpress installations per cronjob with the cool wptool from Christiane Ruetten, published in German “c’t magazin fuer computertechnik”.

This little script uses the as subversion base.
Today this location is not available and the update terminates with the following failure:

svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/wordpress/tags/2.8'
svn: PROPFIND of '/wordpress/tags/2.8': could not connect to server (

Don’t know, if this is forever or a temporary failure.
If moved their svn repository to completely, the wordpress wiki must be updated!

To update wordpress installations from the “new” repository with wptool, some slight modifications are necessary:

1. go to wordpress installation directory and relocate the svn repository

cd /usr/local/your_wordpress_dir
svn switch --relocate

2. update the wptool script


3. run the upgrade again

./wptool upgrade /usr/local/your_wordpress_dir
Updated to revision 11719.



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. berbagicerita  |  Saturday, 18 July 2009 at 20:22 UTC

    hello friend,how are you to day?nice post for you and thanks for sharing!!!


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