Upgrading phpBB Version with MODs Installed

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Upgrading phpBB Version with MODs Installed

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Okay, I have a forum that has over 30 or so MODs installed. I want to upgrade it in a quick and efficient way. I tried upgrading the boards with the patch.exe thingy, but whenever I type in a command, nothing happens. I've tried entering many many commands and still no progress. I'm pretty sure I was doing it right, here's how my directory was arranged:

-> Main Folder
--> forums (folder) --> patch.exe (file) --> phpBB-2.0.19_to_2.0.21.patch (file) [all these files are in the same folder]

Anyway, I'm done trying to do this so I'm asking you for help. Maybe I could like send you the directory of my forums, and you help me upgrade it with the patch. If you want, I'll give you something in return. Free advertising on my site, free web graphics (I'm pretty good), anything that I'm capable of, you name it. So if you're interested, please contact me on MSN at azn808felguard@hotmail.com. Thanks. If you have any questions, please post in this thread.

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You need to use the code change upgrades from here
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?cat=48

Go 19>20 and then 20>21

Don't forget to run the update file when you're finished.
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But that'll take a long long time. Is there a quicker way?

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felguard wrote: But that'll take a long long time. Is there a quicker way?

Using that patch method is the quiker way if you have technical knowledge on how to perform it. If you hit any issue on performing this method you won't get much support from here because most of the people who do support here more familiar with the other type of upgrades.

However, I did see some successfully upgrade using that method. Look at the link below:
Upgrading from 2.0.19 to 2.0.21 via patch
good luck..[/quote]

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Thank you, will give it another try.

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patch is only for people with command line access to the unix server.

in the time you have spent so far, you could have already completed the code changes update .

you can also use easymod to update using the code changes method.

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Well, I got the patch.exe to kind of work. But I got massive amounts of failed hunks so I'll have to manually fix them. Anyone know how?

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felguard wrote: Well, I got the patch.exe to kind of work. But I got massive amounts of failed hunks so I'll have to manually fix them. Anyone know how?


by going in and manually editing the code .

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I mean like, how? Do I have to download the Code Changes and go on from there? They have the file itself, .orig, and a .rej file of each so I'm confused as to do what. It doesn't have a command to replace or add below, etc. Get what I'm trying to say? Thanks.

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The same way you've added all the MODs you've put on.

The code changes are no different.
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Thanks for all your help guys, I got my boards upgraded now. I looked in the .rej file to manually make the fixes. The ! means to replace, the + to add, and the - to delete. Thanks again.

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