phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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Alegis
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naderman wrote: That's why you should report bugs on http://www.phpbb.com/bugs/ please!

A'ight, done. I'll be sure to report other problems I track down.

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macfrag wrote: With the conversion script i noticed that the old administrators were still marked as "administrators" but did not have full control. The phpbb3 administrator (registered during the phpbb3 installation) had some extra options, must noticeable under ACP->System.

The user you install the board with has full admin privileges mostly because it's a founder user and these get them automatically.
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After conversion the first admin is having the founder status, having all rights. It is intended and wanted that the other admins (if they exist) have the standard admin role.

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So what happens if the admin converting to Olympus isn't the founder and 1st admin? What's the difference ?
Sorry if sounds numb but i've not got a successful convert to refer to so cant see the difference.

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chrisf wrote: So what happens if the admin converting to Olympus isn't the founder and 1st admin? What's the difference ?
Sorry if sounds numb but i've not got a successful convert to refer to so cant see the difference.


Well .. you can add and remove founders.

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drewtscott wrote:
chrisf wrote: So what happens if the admin converting to Olympus isn't the founder and 1st admin? What's the difference ?
Sorry if sounds numb but i've not got a successful convert to refer to so cant see the difference.


Well .. you can add and remove founders.


But, if your not a founder, you'll have to do it via the database, which some people will find difficult.
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Acyd Burn wrote: After conversion the first admin is having the founder status, having all rights. It is intended and wanted that the other admins (if they exist) have the standard admin role.

I think my point was lost somewhere in the discussion :)
I understand the rational of setting only the first admin as a founder and not the rest. I think that this will work just fine in all cases but one: In case that during the installation of phpbb3 you select a username for the founder account and this username already exist in the old board (as a normal user), then after the conversion this username will not be a founder. Now, if the person who is converting the forum is not the first admin in the old board, then he will have a problem!

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I get this 500 error if I try to upgrade.
UPDATE STEP: Conversion in progress

[Thu Jan 25 00:02:25 2007] [error] [client 86.103.208.17] Premature end of script headers: /phpBB2/install/index.php

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macfrag wrote:
Acyd Burn wrote: After conversion the first admin is having the founder status, having all rights. It is intended and wanted that the other admins (if they exist) have the standard admin role.

I think my point was lost somewhere in the discussion :)
I understand the rational of setting only the first admin as a founder and not the rest. I think that this will work just fine in all cases but one: In case that during the installation of phpbb3 you select a username for the founder account and this username already exist in the old board (as a normal user), then after the conversion this username will not be a founder. Now, if the person who is converting the forum is not the first admin in the old board, then he will have a problem!



This can not happen, because the users table will be purged and only the old data being used. ;)

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I have converted successfully, but there are simple problems

After installition

Code: Select all

Fatal installation error

Fatal installation error

install_convert.php [ 534 ]

No convertor specified
Only in desc. there is special character problem. Like this
Düþünce Tartýþma Platformu


Others are normal, you can see this (Turkish is tested)
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Thanks for convertor too much ;)

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