How to uninstall SpellingCow?

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davidtuam
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How to uninstall SpellingCow?

Post by davidtuam » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:56 am

I installed spelling cow using the EM. Now i want to uninstall it. How do i do so? I do not have any backup for it. So i have to do it manually. But how??
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Re: How to uninstall SpellingCow?

Post by Nightrider » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:21 am

If you didn't remove the SpellingCow folder from admin/mods, you can use EM to Restore the Backups. But you must restore the backups in reverse order that the MODs were installed. So if you installed the SpellingCow, then installed 5 more MODs, then you would have to Restore the Backups of the other 5 MODs from last installed to first installed before you can restore the backups for the SpellingCow...

If you have installed too many MODs to Restore them all, you will have to do remove the SpellingCow MOD code manually. Just make sure you store good backups of all files that you modify just in case you make a mistake...

Restoring EM Backups

If a MOD that you installed with EM hosed your board or you decide that you just don't want it, simply go into EM History in your ACP MOD Center and click on the Details button next to the MOD entry. On the bottom of the next page, select Restore Backups and press the Go button. Make sure you DON'T select the Remove Record option or you will be forced to manually rolll back the EM backups that were created for you. I will have to walk you through that if need be...

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MODs can only be uninstalled in reverse order that they were installed: FILO (First In, Last Out). So if you installed a MOD, then several others, then decided to remove the first one, you would have to Restore the backups of the other MODs before you could Restore the backups on the first MOD...

Restoring EM Backups (Manual Instructions)

Download the backups folder that EM created for you in the MOD sub-folder found in admin/mods. Strip the .txt extension from each file in every folder in the backups folder. So the resulting file extensions will be php, tpl, css, and cfg. Upload the files back to their proper locations on your board; i.e.
  • copy backups/admin/*.* to phpBB/admin/*.*
  • copy backups/includes/*.* to phpBB/includes/*.*
  • copy backups/language/lang_english/*.* to phpBB/language/lang_english/*.*
  • copy backups/templates/subSilver/*.* to phpBB/templates/subSilver/*.*
  • copy backups/*.* to phpBB/*.*
Of course if you have alternate templates and language folders, you will need to copy the files for them as well. I'm referring to phpBB as your forum's root folder in the above copy commands. If your root folder has any other name, just substitute phpBB with the name of your forum's root folder name...

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Re: How to uninstall SpellingCow?

Post by davidtuam » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:58 am

thanks for the turorial :D

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Re: How to uninstall SpellingCow?

Post by Nightrider » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:00 pm

I hope you never have to restore the backups on a MOD that you've installed, but if you do, you now know how to handle it. I strongly suggest that you create a Test forum too so that your Live community would never be adversely affected by a rogue MOD...

Creating Test phpBB Board

I can give you enough to get started.
  1. The first thing you want to do is download all of your board files and folders to your PC.
  2. Next, create a folder on your server called Test...
  3. Upload all of the board files and folders that you just downloaded to your PC back to your new Test folder...
  4. Create a new Test database
  5. Open the Test config.php file in your favorite editor and modify the dbname, dbuser, and dbpasswd settings to match your new Test Database
  6. Create a database backup of your Live board database from your ACP...
  7. Restore your new database backup back to your new Test database. This will probably take a long time. You will probably need some help with this step unless you are very familiar with phpMyAdmin...
  8. Modify phpbb_config table settings in your Test database that contain a full or partial board path to match the URL path on your new board
Your new Test board should be good to go at this point. My instructions above may take some time to accomplish, but it is worth it to have a Test board available to test install new MODs that you want to install on your Live board.

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Re: How to uninstall SpellingCow?

Post by Renodil » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:05 am

Is there a .mod file for updating SC from version 1.6.0 to the latest one?

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