JIRA 4.2.4 Upgrade Guide
Upgrading from JIRA 4.2.x to 4.2.4
Please follow the JIRA general upgrade instructions, plus note the following:
Changes to filenames
When you download JIRA, please note that the filename now includes the build number, e.g. "b588" in the filename "atlassian-jira-enterprise-4.2.1-b588-windows-installer.exe". This has no effect on the JIRA directory structure or on the upgrade process.
Please note that the inclusion of the build number has also been applied to the name of JIRA artifacts deployed to Maven and to the versions specified in the JIRA POMs.
Changes to the "JIRA Users" Global Permission
Please note that it is no longer possible for groups that have the "JIRA System Administrators" global permission to be also granted the "JIRA Users" global permission (see Managing Global Permissions). This is because newly-created users are automatically added to groups that have the "JIRA Users" permission, and it is not good security practice to automatically grant the "JIRA System Administrators" global permission to new users.