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Upgrade not updating Config files or Database

  • Upgrade not updating Config files or Database
  • I'm trying to upgrade one of our sites from 5.4.4010 to 7.3.5630.  The upgrade process using the Project Manager completes fine without any errors, but all the upgrade is doing is updating the Telerik DLLs to version 7.3.5630; all the config files and database tables remain on 5.4.4010, so when I try going to the site I get the following error:

    Could not load file or assembly 'Telerik.Sitefinity, Version=5.4.4010.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b28c218413bdf563' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)


    I thought I'd try upgrading to 5.4.4040, but the same thing happens.  The connection details in the DataConfig.config are definitely correct.

    Is there any specific reason why the config files and DB would not be updating?​

  • Hi Neil,

    Please note that once the project is upgrade using the Project Manager, you need to build the project in Visual Studio and then browse the site. It is in that moment that the configuration files will be updated. 

    Also keep in mind that if your solution has for instance multiple projects you need to copy the new assemblies to the "bin" folder of those projects too. The project Manager only updates the assemblies in the bin of SitefinityWebApp. 

    You can alternately fix the problem by applying assembly bindings:

    http://www.sitefinitysteve.com/blog/code/2012/03/24/sitefinity-how-to-list#Avoid Version errors with Assembly Binding

    Best Regards,
    Junior Dominguez
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  • Hi Junior,

    Adding in assembly bindings seems to have done the trick.


     Many thanks,