Update from 3.6.x to 3.6.3 Timeout

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Errors reported[edit]

Timeout problems if you update.

Versions affected[edit]

General Information

This pertains only to Joomla! version(s): 3.6.x

What is the cause[edit]

As we have implemented a reinstall feature in 3.6.0 we always need the complete (bigger) `Joomla_3.6.x-Stable-Update_Package.zip` package on the update server. With some servers this may result in timeouts on updating / downloading the update package.

How to fix[edit]

If you have such a site please use the table below to find the correct package.

Current Version Package
3.6.0/3.6.1 Joomla_3.6.x_to_3.6.3-Stable-Patch_Package.zip
3.6.2 Joomla_3.6.2_to_3.6.3-Stable-Patch_Package.zip

There is a PR to differ between a update and a reinstall: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/11497 as long as this is not merged we need to use this workaround on sites that time out when using the full package.