Update issue, followed manual steps but stuck

(Simon Fearby) #1

I manually tried to update my matomo (as I have no ftp server by choice), I followed Update Piwik User Guide - Analytics Platform - Matomo I was using 3.6.1 and backed up my config.ini.php, downloaded “wget https://builds.piwik.org/piwik.zip” and unzipped over the matomo install. I logged into matomo and spotted the usual banner saying to update but no idea how I trigger this?

I am re downloading piwik.zip to verify the version but its slow at 4.8KB/sec

(Simon Fearby) #2

It appears as if https://builds.piwik.org/piwik.zip if Matomo 3.8.0 not 3.8.1?

(Simon Fearby) #3

https://builds.piwik.org/matomo.zip is Matomo 3.8.0 too??? How do I get 3.8.1?

(Lukas Winkler) #4


I just downloaded both files and they are fine (and according to https://builds.piwik.org/ haven’t been changed since the release).

Can you check the core/Version.php file in the zip? It should mention which version the zip really is.

(Simon Fearby) #5

Right you are, “version.php” does indeed list v3.8.1, CHANGELlog.md says “Matomo 3.8.0”. I’ll try again.

I did backup config, delete the old install, extract the new install and it said 3.8.1 was available?? are updates easier over ftp?


(Simon Fearby) #6

Whats the diff between piwik.zip and matomo.zip (are they the same?)

(Lukas Winkler) #7


CHANGELOG.md isn’t the changelog of the Matomo application (you can find it at https://matomo.org/changelog), but just changes for developers.

As 3.8.1 is a bugfix release, there were no breaking changes.

The zip files are both the same, it is just for backwards compatibility.