I am in the process of upgrading magento 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 upto 1.9