Problem with my Discourse after trying to upgrade


I tried to upgrade my Discourse yesterday but as the web connexion went out during the upgrade, it didn’t work. The problem is that now Discourse doesn’t work anymore, and it says 500 Internal Server Error
If you are the administrator of this website, then please read this web application’s log file and/or the web server’s log file to find out what went wrong." (
The person who installed it and can help us is in California so we cannot have any response before 5 pm.
Can you help us so we can fix the problem now ?

Thanks a lot,

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Can you please try rebuilding?

Please SSH into your server and run:

cd /var/discourse
git pull
./launcher rebuild app


Thank you but I cannot connect to the console : which login and password am I supposed to write here ? The one of my admin account or the server credentials ?
Thanks a lot

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #4

You need the server root password to rebuild.