I haven't tested but I'm pretty sure, given the experiences of others here, that the actual cause of my NodeBB breakage was dbsearch 0.0.16, so while it's awkward to be told there are all of these upgrades available, I don't think the problem was nbbpm, just a bad plugin.
Upgrade steps from v1.12.0 to v1.13.2
I'm still confused with upgrade steps, lets say i have NodeBB v1.12.0 and want to upgrade to NodeBB v.1.13.2.
Should I first upgrade:
A minor version to v1.12.2, then major version to v1.13.2 or
B minor version to v1.12.2, then major version to v1.13.0 then do minor upgrade to v1.13.2 or
C upgrade from v1.12.0 to v1.13.2 without worrying about major versions.
It used to be that you had to upgrade in multiple steps, but not anymore. You can upgrade directly from 1.12.0 to 1.13.2
Make sure you backup your database