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How to find out what plugins were installed in a previous version

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Re: How to find out what plugins were installed in a previous version
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Did the 2.4.x upgrade complain about any mods/blocks missing during the upgrade?  Those missing were the add-ons.

If one is talking about what one would see in the drop down (or now popup) activities and resources menu, those can be found in


folders/directory there are named fairly closely for the activity one sees in the Moodle UI.

Example of a stock 2.4.1 (no addons):

[root@sos moodle24]# ls mod
assign      choice    forum       label   quiz        survey       workshop
assignment  data      glossary    lesson  README.txt  upgrade.txt
book        feedback  imscp       lti     resource    url
chat        folder    index.html  page    scorm       wiki

for blocks (add a block in Moodle UI), look in moodle.back/blocks/

Example of a stock 2.4.1 blocks directory:

[root@sos moodle24]# ls blocks
activity_modules   completionstatus  index.html             online_users     settings
admin_bookmarks    course_list       login                  participants     site_main_menu
blog_menu          course_overview   mentees                private_files    social_activities
blog_recent        course_summary    messages               quiz_results     tag_flickr
blog_tags          dock.js           mnet_hosts             recent_activity  tags
calendar_month     edit_form.php     moodleblock.class.php  rss_client       tag_youtube
calendar_upcoming  feedback          myprofile              search_forums    upgrade.txt
comments           glossary_random   navigation             section_links
community          html              news_items             selfcompletion

But, there are other types of addons ... filters, assignment types off the top of this feeble brain.

There's a database way if you load up a previous backup of the DB into a DB named not to clash with current active DB.  But one ends up comparing something stock there too!

'spirit of sharing', Ken


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