Joomla jUpgrade failed? Possible Solution
OK so I’ve just spent almost three hours trying to get from Joomla 1.0.0 to Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5.5.
The upgrade from 1.0 to 1.5 was relatively pain free using the Joomla 1.0 to Joomla 1.5 updater script from http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla15/joomla_upgrade.htm
However, trying to use jUpgrade I was stuck with repeated problems such as:
Fatal error: Class 'JModelLegacy' not found in /home/snelcc/public_html/web2/jupgrade/installation/models/configuration.php on line 19
Fatal error: Class 'JModelLegacy' not found in /home/snelcc/public_html/web2/jupgrade/installation/models/database.php on line 19
Warning: require_once(/home/blahblah/public_html/web2/jupgrade/configuration.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/blahblah/public_html/web2/administrator/components/com_jupgrade/includes/jupgrade.class.php on line 88
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/blahblah/public_html/web2/jupgrade/configuration.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/blahblah/public_html/web2/administrator/components/com_jupgrade/includes/jupgrade.class.php on line 88
and later on
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/blahblah/public_html/web2/jupgrade/libraries/joomla/methods.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/blahblah/public_html/web2/administrator/components/com_jupgrade/includes/install_config.php on line 24
(Documented on their forums at http://redcomponent.com/forum/92-jupgrade/130020-upgrade-from-j1526-stuck-at-migrating-undefined)
Having no real success, I started trawling Google – ran out of English results and resorted to German and French sites.
One mentioned a paid-for upgrade script called “SP Upgrade” – and a quick Google search landed me here: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/migration-a-conversion/joomla-migration/15609
So, I shelled out the 30 euros, installed a new Joomla 2.5 via Softaculous, installed the module, filled in the boxes, and in about two minutes the upgrade was done.