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I installed Bugzilla with the handy Windows Installer (
I'm trying to upgrade to 3.6.3 following these instructions.
I've downloaded the tarball and get to step but my webserver starts throwing 500 errors when I try to access the site. The apache error.log says: The system cannot find the file specified. : couldn't spawn child process: C:/Program Files/Bugzilla/bugzilla/index.cgi

Is there something missing in those upgrade instructions?

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To manually upgrade, the #! line in all .cgi files needs to be updated to point to the perl path.

eg. #!"C:/Program Files/Bugzilla/perl/perl/bin/perl.exe" -wT

The SetPaths.cmd script in will do this for you automatically when run from the Bugzilla installation directory.

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That did it for me, thanks. – Axe Nov 11 '10 at 20:35

The handy Windows installer can also do upgrades--just install the 3.6.3 package over the version you have.

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The 3.6.3 install package doesn't appear to be available (yet?). – Axe Nov 11 '10 at 19:54
oops; i've been focusing on getting the 4.0rc1 installer finished. i'll build the 3.6.3 package today. – glob Nov 12 '10 at 1:03

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