That seemed to work. Looks like there's a plugin causing the site to bug out.
I'm going from 1.5.3 to 1.7.3.
my git is where it needs to be and a git pull shows me all is up to date. when i run nodebb upgrade i see
sudo ./nodebb upgrade /opt/nodebb/src/cli/index.js:60 .description('Welcome to NodeBB') ^ TypeError: program.name(...).description is not a function at Object.<anonymous> (/opt/nodebb/src/cli/index.js:60:3) at Module._compile (module.js:570:32) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:579:10) at Module.load (module.js:487:32) at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12) at Function.Module._load (module.js:438:3) at Module.require (module.js:497:17) at require (internal/module.js:20:19) at Object.<anonymous> (/opt/nodebb/nodebb:5:1) at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
interestingly enough I pulled the 1.5.x branch and the upgrade ran fine. maybe ill go to 1.6 first
upgrade to 1.6.x is fine. still same error when trying to go to 1.7.x
npm i commanderon 1.7.x and try again.