How to automatically convert the Site Publisher templates when migrating from EPP Site Publisher 5.1 to 5.2

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Environment

  • JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform (EPP) Site Publisher (SP) 5.2.2.GA
  • Migration from EPP-SP 5.1.x

Issue

During the migration from EPP-SP 5.1 to 5.2, internal templates need to be upgraded to work with the new version. If this is not done, some functionality, such as the Quick Search, will not work in EPP-SP 5.2.

Resolution

Customers who migrate from an older EPP-SP release need to add the upgrade binaries to their installation. Follow these steps:

  1. Download the attached upgrade-plugins-2.3.6-cp01-spub-185.zip archive.
  2. Extract jars from the archive to EPP_HOME/jboss-as/server/PROFILE/lib folder.
  3. Start the server.
  4. Remove the jar libraries from the server after starting Site Publisher for the first time.

Root Cause

Template files used by EPP-SP have been changed between version 5.1 and 5.2. The upgrade binaries are needed to automatically convert the template files to the new format.

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