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We have a server that has an old version of phpMyAdmin (2.x) and needs upgrading to the latest version but I have no idea how to go about doing that. I don't really know much command line stuff.

I found this guide which looks pretty good, but I think it's for installing it from scratch and I'm not sure it applies if I've already got phpMyAdmin installed.


Any help would be much appreciated, as I'm having trouble finding any decent guides. The phpMyAdmin site is useless as far as I can see.

The server is apparently Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat).


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I assume you have the old phpmyadmin configured already (meaning you have config.inc.php file in the main folder) and you are able to upload new version to your server.
In such case, download the latest phpmyadmin version, upload to the server and move the config file to the new location.
Delete (backup first!) old version and place new version under the old version folder.
It should work out of the box (works for me when updating 3.x versions).

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Yes the old version is configured and running already. I don't really know how to upload to the server, move the config file, backup the old version, etc. –  BadHorsie Dec 8 '11 at 13:17
Your server should have FTP - just connect to it using e.g. FileZilla and do the stuff, it's easy. –  matino Dec 8 '11 at 13:20
phpMyAdmin is not available through FTP, I think I have to do it all via SSH. –  BadHorsie Dec 8 '11 at 13:34

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