RIGHT. I think I have it sorted out.
- Make sure you create a backup of your files and database before taking this on.
I found that changing the character set for the DATABASE and TABLES was well worth it.
My current database is utf8_general_ci / utf8
My tables were also converted to utf8_general_ci
- Install the module
- Run the module evomigrate
This migrates the users and downloads the latest code.
Run the install for the new version.
Problem: web_user_attributes missing.
Reason: this is probably due to plugins.
- disable all your plugins via database
Reload the manager page. It should bring you to the configuration page so you can save the new install config. Ensure you have your desired language selected.
Everything should be ok now.
Reload your plugins as needed.