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The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 by Károly Négyesi, Claudina Sarahe, Dani Nordin, Ed Carlevale, Benjamin Melançon, Amye Scavarda, Ryan Szrama, Kay VanValkenburgh, Brian Travis, Greg Anderson, Robert Douglass, Roy Scholten, Peter Wolanin, Susan Stewart, Mike Gifford, Forest Mars, Sam Boyer, Florian Lorétan, Allie Micka, Jake Strawn, Stefan Freudenberg, Dmitri Gaskin, Bojhan Somers, Albert Albala, George Cassie, Kasey Qynn Dolin, Jacine Luisi, Dan Hakimzadeh, Robin Monks, Nathaniel Catchpole, Stéphane Corlosquet, Mike Ryan, Michelle Lauer, Greg Stout

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C H A P T E R  7

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Updating Drupal

by Benjamin Melançon

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”

—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Updating Drupal 7 means staying within Drupal 7. This is known as a minor version update. In Drupal core, the version numbers for a minor update such as the second and third updates to the Drupal 7 release look like 7.2 to 7.3. In contributed modules, version numbers for minor updates such as the eleventh and twelfth updates to the second version of a module for Drupal 7 look like 7.x-2.11 to 7.x-2.12. (Drupal version numbers do not have leading zeros, which can ...

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