phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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Balint
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Re: phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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matt1206 wrote: Could not find path to your former forum. Please check your settings and try again.
» Specified source path was ../forum

Now, I've got the both the new phpBB3 folder and the original forums folder in the same directory:

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[root@www httpdocs]# ls -al
drwxr-x---  15 matt1206a psaserv    4096 Apr 15 10:44 .
drwxr-xr-x  14 root      root       4096 Apr 15 09:21 ..
drwxr-xr-x  17 root      root       4096 Apr 15 10:12 forums
drwxr-xr-x  14 root      root       4096 Apr 15 10:44 phpBB3


Maybe you are just missing an s at the end of "forum"?


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Re: phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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Are both phpbb in the same database? If not then the forum migration will not work.
matt1206 wrote: I seem to be having some problems testing the update script on the latest CVS....

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phpBB3-CVS_2007-04-14.tar.gz
So, I've got the vanilla phpBB3 working fine, so when I try converting the old install, I keep getting the following error:

Could not find path to your former forum. Please check your settings and try again.
» Specified source path was ../forum

Now, I've got the both the new phpBB3 folder and the original forums folder in the same directory:

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[root@www httpdocs]# ls -al
drwxr-x---  15 matt1206a psaserv    4096 Apr 15 10:44 .
drwxr-xr-x  14 root      root       4096 Apr 15 09:21 ..
drwxr-xr-x  17 root      root       4096 Apr 15 10:12 forums
drwxr-xr-x  14 root      root       4096 Apr 15 10:44 phpBB3
I've tried loads of variations for the path of the old forum, but nothing works. Could someone shed any light on this?

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Matt

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Re: phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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MKruer wrote: Are both phpbb in the same database? If not then the forum migration will not work.


No, they were using seperate databases. I figured out the problem. It wasn't working because I un-packed the file directly on the foler, it set the owner and group to a random number. I just chownd the files, and it worked a treat.

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code reader wrote: one problem might be the permissions on your httpdocs directory itself.
you may want to try and run (as root) from the httpdocs

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chmod a+r .
also, i would recommend to use your "root" user as little as possible :lol:


It was a permissions problem. I use the root user on the forum, as none of the web users have ssh access. Once I've done all the work, I when chown the files/folders to the correct webuser

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Which part of "CVS is not supported" (giving or receiving) do people have trouble understanding?
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SHS` wrote: Which part of "CVS is not supported" (giving or receiving) do people have trouble understanding?


Uh, I'm guessing the not part.
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