Let me preface this by saying that I am brand new to Sharepoint, so the answer to this question may be obvious.
I have a blog feature on one of my Sharepoint sites that I need to make changes to. There is one "master" ghostable xml file that contains the web part layouts for each page in my blog. I am running the following commands to update the feature on my site:
-stsadm.exe -o upgradesolution -name blogfeature.wsp -filename newblogfeature.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate -stsadm.exe -o deactivatefeature -name blogfeature -url http://myblogsite -stsadm.exe -o activatefeature -name blogfeature -url http://myblogsite
This has been the only way that I have been able to deploy some updates that were made to the ghostable xml file. The problem is, however, that after I run these commands, each of my pages have two versions of all of the webparts listed in the ghostable xml file for each page. If I reactivate the feature and activate it again, each page will have 3 versions of each webpart etc.
Am I using the proper commands to update a feature on my blog site? Is there a way to update the blog site and simply replace the webparts on each page?
Thanks in advance!