I have attempted to update from Drupal 7.25 to 7.26. I am getting a 500 Internal Server Error message when I attempt to run update.php.

I have restored my 7.25 files and database twice, verified that every thing is fine, then attempted to replace the 7.26 files twice and get the same results each time.

Does anyone know what might be happening?


Jaypan’s picture

Check your Apache and PHP error logs.

drhodes’s picture

I may have found the problem. But, due to arrangements I have for maintenance and update, I can not determine if this will solve the full problem until tomorrow.

However, I did determine that the new .htaccess file does have a change that is incompatible with my server. The new htaccess file has the following line:

Options +FollowSymLinks

My server will not permit this option and will product a 500 Internal Server Error.

Will the following option satisfy the need of the htaccess file?

Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch

+SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is what existed in the previous version of the htaccess file.

Elentir’s picture

I had the same problem.

As Drupal states "no changes have been made to the .htaccess, web.config, robots.txt or default settings.php files in this release, so upgrading custom versions of those files is not necessary" I excluded them from uploading. I got no more error after I uploaded 7.26 without .htaccess, web.config and robots.txt.

astu70’s picture

Question to Same problem and resolved.

Instructions say do not use the sites directory from the 7.26, but use the sites directory form the previous version. Did you use the .ht access, webconfig, and robots.txt from the previous version of Drupal also?