Can you believe this topic is being resurrected again?
I have been tasked by a large association of attorneys to convert their old UBB 6.0.5 board to something new. Hence, I have chosen phpBB.
I have been attempting to use the 0.3.1 Converter, but I keep getting errors.
This is what I have in the vars_config.cgi file:
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%vars_config = (
CGIURL => q!../ubb/boards/cgi-bin/!,
NonCGIURL => q!../ubb/boards/data!,
CGIPath => q!../ubb/boards/cgi-bin/!,
NonCGIPath => q!../ubb/boards/data!,
MembersPath => q!../ubb/boards/cgi-bin/Members!,
VariablesPath => q!../ubb/boards/cgi-bin/!,
cache_pw => "2MPD238U",
Cookie_Number => "2452201.0231",
BBName => q~AILA Message Center~,
DataSource => q!aila!,
UserName => q!aila!,
Password => q!eeshyct!
I am working on this project on my PC, which has Apache set up using virtual hosts. I also set up PHP5 and MySQL. I changed my php.ini file to have register_globals = On.
The literal path to the files listed in the code above is: H://vhosts/community/phpBB2/ubb/boards
I have used both literal paths and relative paths for configuring the Converter (currently UBB.classic Version and Path Settings = ../ubb/boards/cgi-bin), but I keep getting the following errors:
Checking PHP Configuration
SUCCEEDED Your server is running a version of PHP which will support this convertor
SUCCEEDED Your server is not running in safe mode. Script timeouts will be disabled for the duration of the conversion process
Checking access to UBB.classic forum
SUCCEEDED Loading UBB.classic configuration file (vars_config.cgi)
FAILED Checking UBB.classic CGI path (ultimatebb.cgi)
FAILED Checking UBB.classic members path (memberslist.cgi)
FAILED Checking UBB.classic non-CGI path (on.gif)
A fatal error has occurred and the conversion process is unable to start. Please check the information above for details of the error(s), and correct them and try again.
I am unsure what to do next.
The large association of attorneys no longer uses this Board (and in fact, started a totally new Board without any of the posts from the old Board, requiring everyone to register anew, which angered many attorneys), but wants for me to preserve it for archival purposes and use on a CD. Getting it to work on the CD is a problem for which I have already found a solution, but I cannot implement it until I can convert the old UBB into phpBB2, and then upgrade that to phpBB3.
I am a total novice when it comes to Perl & CGI.
Can anyone assist me with a solution?
P.S. If there is any way to export from phpBB3 to XML, that would be a definite plus for my situation, but I suppose that is a separate topic...