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Help...we have no idea what to do.....

Post by Luizianna » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:24 am

We have this message.... Your installation does not seem to be up to date. Updates are available for your version of phpBB, please visit http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php to obtain the latest version.
The latest available version is phpBB 2.0.23. You are running phpBB 2.0.22.

We thought the server where our site and the forum are hosted did the upgrades....they say no. This board was started by someone who is now deceased and we have taken it over as we were site admins before his passing away. We have no idea what to do or where to go to upgrade. Can someone please help?????

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Re: Help...we have no idea what to do.....

Post by Crazy-S » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:56 am

Do you have access to the files via FTP?

Do you have access to the database?

The database is not needed for the update, but access to the files are needed in order to do the updates.

You can simply download the file updates and do them manually as long as you have FTP access to replace the updated files.
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Re: Help...we have no idea what to do.....

Post by stevemaury » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:54 pm

Not surprisingly, this is a FAQ and is covered both in the FAQ sticky at the top of this forum, and in the Knowledge Base - here:

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/re-inst ... te-phpbb2/
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Re: Help...we have no idea what to do.....

Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:37 pm

Luizianna wrote:We have this message.... Your installation does not seem to be up to date. Updates are available for your version of phpBB, please visit http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php to obtain the latest version.
The latest available version is phpBB 2.0.23. You are running phpBB 2.0.22.

We thought the server where our site and the forum are hosted did the upgrades....they say no. This board was started by someone who is now deceased and we have taken it over as we were site admins before his passing away. We have no idea what to do or where to go to upgrade. Can someone please help?????
Take it slow, keep backups of files you alter. The update isn't that difficult and with patience, and common sense, you can do it.

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Re: Help...we have no idea what to do.....

Post by Luizianna » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:03 pm

Ok stevemaury, I clicked on the link you gave me and so far...everything is about as clear as mud. We downloaded the zip file of the upgrade, but have no idea exactly where it should be put, does it go in the database? if so...where..exactly?? ....we are totally clueless about this stuff and scared to death we are going to really do some damage cause we sure as heck have no idea how to fix what we don't know how we messed up! There has got to be somewhere or someone that can give step by step instructions in plain english to help people like us.

Thanks for trying to help us and please be patient. Thanks

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Re: Help...we have no idea what to do.....

Post by stevemaury » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:20 pm

First what did you download? The Changed Files download?

I will assume so. First, of course, unzip the file. Then, in your FTP client, select all the files and folders and drop them onto the root folder of your forum. Allow them to overwrite the existing files.

Then, in your browser, navigate to www.yourdomain/your_forum_root/install/update_to_latest.php. After that has run, delete the install folder. Done.
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