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by brainsys
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: 3.0 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: 3.1 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed

SUCCESS!! The missing link was the STK DB clean. Though on the first attempt it removed phpbb_config_text which caused the CLI program to fail. A second run allowing it to stay worked after a long wait. The upgraded website page then threw a SQL error - but it was a simple permission issue because I...
by brainsys
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: 3.0 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: 3.1 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed

I wouldn't risk that upgrade on a production forum - so I am working on a clone on another server. Reverting everything is what I've done several times already. So no damage done. I think I will sleep (or rather celebrate Hogmanay) and try again tomorrow via your suggested route with a clearer head....
by brainsys
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: 3.0 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: 3.1 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed

Yes you are right. 3.0.14. The instructions from 3.0 appear identical. Are you saying I have to replace the existing dev.php file with the github one?

TIA and cheers for 2019.
by brainsys
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: 3.0 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed
Replies: 6
Views: 265

3.0 --> 3.2 database upgrade failed

Hi - I got a message that even Google cannot find:: [ERROR] The config setting "load_jquery_url" unexpectedly does not exist. I am upgrading from 3.1.14 to 3.2.5 using the instructions at https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3.2/ug/upgradeguide/upgrade31/ The database is 140,000 posts from 5,000 me...
by brainsys
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Registration Form - Adding existing profile fields
Replies: 35
Views: 3218

Re: Registration Form - Adding existing profile fields

I have just applied the codes to prosilver/3.0.2 using PFE.

The input field appears in the reg form, I do not get an error but nothing appears in the user_from field in the database.
by brainsys
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: PHPBB 2.0.23 causing Apache problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

PHPBB 2.0.23 causing Apache problem?

I had a WHM/cPanel dedicated server with around a hundred domains. It ran perfectly up to a couple of months ago. Then Apache started failing. Didn't affect anything else so a restart sorted. Could not work out what might be the cause. Then, for other reasons, I transferred my two main PHPBB fora to...
by brainsys
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linked Image Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Linked Image Copyright

ChrisG - with greatest respect this is the area of non-specific phpBB discussion. The questions affects most Forums whether phpBB or other. However, it is relevant to most phpBB moderators because they run phpBB and the way phpBB integrates third party images. Where else would be a better fit? Re le...
by brainsys
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linked Image Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Linked Image Copyright

You misunderstand. The images are usually on the server of the poster so he has given himself permission to link. And what if it is just expressed as a normal hyperlink? Two people claim copyright. The image is not on our servers - only the link. Does the copyright holder (whoever that may be) have ...
by brainsys
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linked Image Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Linked Image Copyright

Like most phpBB sys admins I allow (nay encourage) posters to include links to their images to illustrate their posts. These appear inline and to the casual observer appear to be part of the Forum although, of course they are being downloaded from another server. I have had two recent cases where th...
by brainsys
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

nofollow is a snake-oil concept that relies on all search engines not following the links that have this in the tag. If a spammer can get listed in one, then that is more than good enough for them Do you have evidence for this? http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/05/23/nofollow-revisited/ Negative...
by brainsys
Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

Absolutely. Even Microsoft accept their responsibility by now building in defaults so the average joe's system gets updated automatically. All I asked for was that in future versions there was a default inactivation when it was a couple of versions out of date. All capable of being overidden of cou...
by brainsys
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

phpBB is unsafe unless it is kept up to date. *Any* software is unsafe unless it is kept up to date. Any forum, OS, application, etc. Absolutely. Even Microsoft accept their responsibility by now building in defaults so the average joe's system gets updated automatically. All I asked for was that i...
by brainsys
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

Well I'm going to make myself unpopular by agreeing with iServe. phpBB is unsafe unless it is kept up to date. Its a spammers' gift unless you put in mods to stop it. The refusal by the phpBB team to put in simple preventative measures to minimise both these issues makes it a threat to the server. W...
by brainsys
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Phantom Moderator?
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Phantom Moderator?

I am the only admin/moderator for a particular 2.0.20 board. An inconsequential posting of several paragraphs was tonight reduced to one line. The poster naturally assumed it was me who did it. No other instance of unknown editing is known of. It wasn't me and wasn't him (no edit is recorded). I hav...
by brainsys
Thu May 25, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Someone copied my site - Legal/copyright questions
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Guessing that you don't want to feather a lawyer's nest - there is a chance you can get the site taken down by the hosting company. You can usually find out who this is by looking at http://whois.sc/domain.com (where domain.com = the forum domain). Go to the hoster's site and check out their AUP. It...

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