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I just recently upgraded from 1.5 -> 1.62 and had a number of issues also.
Ultimatly,what I did was the following:
2. Attempted to follow instructions at http://miragedesign.net/newss/magento-upgrade-from-1-5-1-to-1-6-0/# (didn’t really work too well)
a. Chmod 700 ./mage (worked)
b. ./mage install community Mage_Downloader –force (this errored because I didn’t use 2 hyphens before force) Then, when I figured out that issue, it failed halfway through, and actually removed the mage binary, seemingly along with a bunch of stuff in the ../downloader directory This meant I couldn’t’ perform the next step. I restored the old mage binary, and copied over everything again into the downloader dir from a backup
c. ./mage install community Mage_All_Latest –force (worked)
d. ./mage sync-pear (worked)
e. ./mage list-installed (worked)
f. ./mage list-upgrades (worked)
g. ./mage install http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community Mage_All_Latest --force (worked)
h. – I didn’t do the remaining items (since I didn’t want to set my site to beta)
i. Cd var/cache then rm –r * (clear cache)
j. Cd ../session then rm –r * (clear all sessions)
k. Cd ../shell then php indexer.php reindexall (resulted in no errors)
l. Upgrade done…
The above were notes I created afterwards since it was such a pain. I hope it helps. One of the biggest annoyances was that copying from webpages the string for ./mage install .... didn’t copy the double hypens in front of force properly. I had to make sure they were actually both there, then the install worked.
Hope it helps.