So I'm looking to try Drupal out, and I found this appliance which is looking great so far. But I noticed that it's running version 6.6, and the most recent version on Drupal.org is 6.10. I started trying to upgrade, but I became lost when trying to delete all the files out of the "drupal installation directory". Specifically, I think I found where this directory lives (/usr/share/drupal6), but things look funny. Specifically things such as the .htaccess file is a symlink rather than a file.
The upgrade.txt tells me to blow away everything in the "drupal installation directory" and copy everything in new. But I figure if I do that, I'll just be deleting the symlinks, leaving the old files in their actual locations, and then copying things in new, which would create new directories/files in the names of the old symlinks. Which I suppose might work, but there's probably a reason things are the way they are currently.
So is it possible to upgrade the appliance to Drupal 6.10? Do I just need to manually copy all the contents of the folders in the 6.10 tarball to wherever the symlinks point to?
Thanks for any help.