Upgrading from 3.2 to 3.3.x


Steps for minor upgrades from Plone 3.2 to Plone 3.3.x.

For most situations, this upgrade will be an easy one.

Upgrading from 3.2 to 3.3 is quick and easy. If you're upgrading from an earlier version, you should carefully read the upgrade instructions for the intervening versions. If you are upgrading to buildout for the first time, be sure to read General advice on updating from a non-buildout to buildout-based installation.

Upgrade Steps

Back up your entire installation. Stop the Zope/Plone process.

Edit your buildout.cfg file to use the 3.3 versions.cfg file:

extends = http://dist.plone.org/release/3.3.5/versions.cfg

If you're using a buildout.cfg that reads versions.cfg from a file instead of a URL, you'll need to add this line and comment out the existing extends = versions.cfg line. Alternatively, you may download a new versions.cfg file from the URL above and point to that instead - if you prefer having the setup locally.

Make sure your [zope2] section (or equivalent using plone.recipe.zope2install) is pointing to the Zope version indicated in the previous versions.cfg:

recipe = plone.recipe.zope2install
url = ${versions:zope2-url}

Run buildout to download the updated packages and rebuild your startup commands. Change to the directory containing buildout.cfg and run:


Windows users will use a backslash in place of the slash.

Restart Plone.

In the Zope Management Interface, visit portal_migration and use the upgrade button to update your database.