I am in the process of upgrading magento 188.8.131.52 to 1.9 and I know 1.7 is the bridge. Now, I have tried to update to this using the pear commands in cli but just doesnt seem to work. my server has php 5.3 version.
I am now attempting to install a fresh downloaded version of magento 1.7 with the current old magento 184.108.40.206 database.
Is this the right way? or anyone provide any pointers ? I do not require my current site to be functioning. I have developed a fully working new theme in magento 1.9 which I will use once I can get the magento 220.127.116.11 upto 1.9