Below instructions are given for a Linux System. Instructions on how to upgrade a WIN ]po[ 5.0 box from CVS HEAD will be made available with the release of the 5.0 WINDOWS installer.
To update your ]po[ 5.0 ALPHA version to the most recent version of ]po[ please proceed as follows.
1) Use putty to log into your LINUX box or VM
2) Perform update as user 'projop'. If you are logged in as user 'root', become user 'projop'
su - projop
3) Make a backup of the packages folder:
tar -zcvf /web/projop/packages.before_backup.tar.gz /web/projop/packages
4) Make a backup of the database:
pg_dump --no-owner --clean --disable-dollar-quoting --format=p --file=/web/projop/filestorage/backup/pg_dump.projop.before_update.sql
5) Go to /web/projop
and use wget or curl to download the latest version of the application packages from https://sourceforge.net/projects/project-open/files/project-open/V5.0/nightly_builds/
6) Rename the exiting packages folder
mv /web/projop/packages /web/projop/packages.old
7) Unpack the downloaded file
tar -zxvf /web/projop/[DOWNLOADED_FILE].tgz
8) Set access permissions
chmod -R 755 /web/projop/packages9) Install and Update Packages using the OpenACS Packet Manger
As an SysAdmin you should see a Portlet on your Home (http://[YOUR_SERVER]/intranet/) that lists all executable update scripts.
Simply click on the link/button and follow the instructions as given by the system.