Following a routine upgrade last night, several of our Joomla sites stopped working. Seems the upgrade re-created a previously deleted Joomla subdirectory called “installation”. Joomla is designed to stop functioning if this subdirectory is present. What is unclear at the moment is why this perfectly routine upgrade via a perfectly reliable program called “Subversion” created this unwanted directory, when it never has during previous upgrades?
Anyway, owner’s and users of Joomla sites here on DEOSS will be pleased to know that the problem has been fixed and all our Joomla sites should be working as normal.
The rest of the upgrade went fine, without issue and the entire site has been Rsync’d to a remote server.