Upgrading from 1.5.9 to 1.6.10 on AWS Bitnami

This is a temporary fix for upgrading from 1.5.9 to 1.6.10 on AWS using Bitnami…

If you do not see an upgrade button on the Admin Console - Config page, then go to
https://your_server_name/web/upgrade to perform an upgrade check.

ssh -i ~/Downloads/awstest.pem ubuntu@ec2-54-197-15-51.compute-1.amazonaws.com
(use your own .pem file and dns name)

cd /opt/bitnami/apps/dreamfactory/htdocs

sudo php /opt/bitnami/php/bin/composer.phar self-update

php /opt/bitnami/php/bin/composer.phar update

clear browser cache and reload DSP root

In future versions this will not be an issue, but for now we will have to manage to go about solving this issue in this manner.


  • Mark

We had challenges upgrading until adding the following steps:

  1. First change permissions on the composer.json file from read-only to read/write located in /opt/bitnami/apps/dreamfactory/htdocs
  2. Click the ‘Upgrade’ button on https:///web/upgrade which will update the composer.json file with the 1.6.10 version.
  3. Run through Mark’s steps.
  4. Restart Apache and MySQL using the following: sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart.

This worked for us. Hope it helps.

I used the admin console to upgrade 1.5.9 to 1.6.10. I am using dreamfactory from bitnami running on Ubuntu 12.04 Server on a Digital Ocean host. After the upgrade all I get is a blank screen. How do I recover this?


could you tell me if there is a vendor directory in the main code area of your installation?

this would be located under: apps/dreamfactroy/htdocs


  • Mark

Attached is my htdocs content.

did you originally install using git?

No. Dreamfactory was installed from the download at the bitnami site.

send me an email at support@dreamfactory.com and we will figure out the issue here. thanks,