I have civicrm on a local server using Drupal7.
I have had the same issue with every recent upgrade.
The SysAdmin manual contains the following url to update the database following an upgrade: http://example.org/civicrm/upgrade?reset=1
In my case I am using a local fileserver so this becomes: http://myserver/drupal/civicrm/upgrade?reset=1 This has not worked for me on a number of upgrades which resulted in me finding a different method by mistake. (honesty). The url I have now used successfully is : http://myserver/drupal/index.php?q=civicrm/upgrade?reset=1
suggesting the following generic url http://example.org/index.php?q=civicrm/upgrade?reset=1
So my question is whether there is an error in my original install which is causing the documented url not to work?