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New phpbb using the same users

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:55 am
by jmryanuk
Am I able to start from fresh and download the new version of phpbb and keep the same users and current posts in the structure that they are in?

if this is poss - please could you let me know how.....

if it is not - please could you also let me know....

Thank you


Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:05 pm
by The Pelican
Yes it is possible.

If you have done no MOD's, you can just upload the new files, replacing the old ones. All you have to do then is running the update script.


Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:12 pm
by jmryanuk
Thats the problem - I have lots of mods in place on my current phpbb - I am not interested in keeping them - I am no expert but I think this would corrupt all my mods and I would end up with many problems.

Any ideas?

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:17 pm
by blueadmin
if you can use it, use the patch file, if you can't use that use the changed files only.

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:20 pm
by The Pelican
Most MOD's that have something to do with your database are suplyed with a de-mod-script. Try getting all your previous mod's and check them for these file's.

If your forum has no MOD's which have anything changed in the database, you can just replace the old files with the new files.

... but make sure you made a back-up (and checked if for having worked).

possibly simpler than uninstalling mods,

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:17 am
by Trip59
since you are going to be replacing all of the files themselves anyhow, go in through a database admin utility and delete any table or field that the mods created. BE SURE TO BACK UP FIRST.

if you delete the extra tables or fields, then install the new files, you can either use the same config.php you have now, or back up the database after you delete the stuff and restore it (I just did mine this way)

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:59 am
by jmryanuk
Thanks for all your ideas.

I decided to have a look at using the patch files, but when I use the command "patch -cl -d [PHPBB DIRECTORY] -p1 < [PATCH NAME]" and replacing the directory and patch name with my own - I get the error message "no such file or directory" do you know why I would get this?

I am sure they are all present and correct, I am new to everything esp using SSH/Telnet etc...