"Up to date" or not?


Continuing the discussion from Broken "Welcome To" after last upgrade:

All right, excuse my ignorance with github, but how could I compare my actual version with the last version of discourse without enter to /admin/upgrade ?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

If you are out of date enough (beta3 vs. beta4) you will be notified on the admin dashboard. If you are only mildly out of date (beta5 +23 vs. beta5 +40) you must visit the upgrade page directly.

Simply view source to see your current version from any location. Or visit /admin to see the version at the top of the admin dashboard.



Right now in my spanish forum:

But., if I went to /admin/upgrade

Why? :’(

Thats why I need to compare versions from other site (such as github, for example).
But I don’t know how to do it.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

Simply follow the instructions printed on your screenshot.

I don’t understand what your question is. Follow the instructions on your screen.

(Tarak'ha) #5

I gently suggest the idea to change that copy.


You are running an old version of the Discourse image.

Upgrades via the web UI are disabled until you run the latest image.

To run the latest image and re-gain access to the web UI, please log in to your server using SSH and run:


(Sam Saffron) #6

I am not sure putting more words on the screen will solve this particular problem


I understand that with the instructions on the screen capture the problem is solved. What I wanted to ask this issue was how to compare my current version against the version of the image of Discourse (official).

Since the /admin for more than said that I’m updated, what actually happens is that I was running a version of the old image.
That’s all.

Ps, excuse my English.

(Sam) #8

Ah, so basically is there a way to know whether or not SSH + git pull will do anything without actually SSH’ing into your server and running git pull?

As far as I know, no, but that shouldn’t really be any issue. Discourse seems to do a good job of notifying you when running this particular update (which is a separate update from what you run at /admin/upgrade and see on the dashboard at /admin) is necessary. As you have just seen. :smile:

And when it’s not necessary, well, it’s not necessary.