Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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Hello

I am using EasyMod to install the mod to upgrade my forum from 2.19 to 2.20, but when i run it i just get a blank page with the ezmod logo and 'EasyMOD - Automatic MOD Installer' - no reports of whether the install was successful or not. It also remains as a mod to install when i log into 'Install Mods'. I am using easymod 0.3.0 beta.

Why isn't easymod installing it?
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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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I'm leaving for the evening and won't be back till very early in the morning. What I will need to know is who is your host? Also, what are the allowed/required file permissions on your FTP server? If you are unsure, you can upload a file and check it's file permissions using your favorte FTP application...

I am including instructions on how to check the file and folder permissions, just in case you aren't sure how to do it...

CHMOD Permissions

Do you have the permissions of the folders set to 755 and the files set to 644? On most boards, the folder permissions must be set to 755 and the file permissions to 644. However on some, such as Awardspace and Lycos, the folder and file permissions MUST BE set to 755. Check some of your other non-EM file and folder permissions to determine what works on your site...

You can probably find instructions on how to do that at the site that provides your FTP application. I'm sure it varies from application to application...

I use SmartFTP. All you need to do is click on a folder or file in the right hand viewer and choose Properties/CHMOD or Alt+Enter

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Then you can either enter the value, like 755 or 644, or you can click on the read, write, execute options, which do the same thing...

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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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I first install it on localhost to see if the changes are ok before updating the modified files to my domain.

So my host is localhost (127.0.0.1). I use smartFTP too, but have never had to CHMOD any directories that need to be installed on windows. :?
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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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ok, well i just tried to install another mod using easymod, but this time a much simpler mod (stop user registration). But the same thing happened: the page reloads, but its a screen with the easymod logo and the page title - no comment on install progress or anything.
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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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Go into EM Settings in your ACP MOD Center and check your PHP FTP Extension settings. If it is set to Yes, change it to now and see if that helps...

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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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Thanks for your reply.

I done that, and got this message:
Your EasyMOD settings have been updated successfully. (EM password not updated)

Testing FTP access...

FTP ERROR: connection to localhost:21 failed.
This error occurs frequently, particularly on hosts like Lycos. Back on step 1 you should try changing the FTP Server from "localhost" to whatever hostname you typically use when you FTP.


Does it FTP the changes internally? Because there's a bunch of ftp details that (FTP Path to phpBB2 stands out) that don't point to my local filesystem, even though the FTP Server is set to localhost.
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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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ok, i just tried running the mod again (update 2.19 to 2.20) and got this message:
Critical Error:
Function Trace: main[1]->modio_prep[1]

FTP ERROR: could not connect to localhost
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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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So is this the first MOD that you are attempting to install using EM???

Try changing localhost to your FTP Server address and keep the PHP FTP Extension setting to No. If that doesn't work, try changing Writing to Server and Moving to Copy and try it again...

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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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he said that he couldn't connect to localhost which is the MySQL database host.
please ask ur host, probably they might change it.
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Re: Upgrading phpBB 2.19 to 2.20 using EZmod

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opps. wrongly.

FTP error uh?

in most situations, the name of your ftp user is the same as your hosting account.
u can change the settings at easymod settings.
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