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conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:56 pm

My install went fine.

I'm trying to get the conversion from 2.0.22 to work.

The error i'm getting is:

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The table prefix needs to be the one used by the software you are converting from.
» Specified table prefix was phpbb_. 
I'm pretty sure that is the orignal phpbb prefix. so whta would the problem be??

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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by pentapenguin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:58 pm

Check the config.php file in your phpBB2 directory to be sure. :)
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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by KevC » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:58 pm

You can check the info you're entering with the config.php file from your phpBB2 installation.

Just to confirm, you must have both phpBB2 and 3 installed for this to work.
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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:02 pm

i do have phpBB2 2.0.22

my current config is blank. any way to figure out from the raw SQL back up file?

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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by KevC » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:06 pm

You must have phpBB2 installed as a working forum.
The config.php file from that installation has the info the converter is looking for.
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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:06 pm

is does work

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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by pentapenguin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:07 pm

MCPB wrote:is does work
Trust me, either 2 or 3 WILL NOT work if config.php is missing or empty. ;)
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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:10 pm

well i just logged out of my phpbb 2.0.22 board and disabled it before i begain the install of phpBB3.

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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:17 pm

I've checked my backups as far back as 2006 and they are all blank.


any way to re populate it?

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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by KevC » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:19 pm

That is a 100% crucial file. A forum doesn't work if there's nothing in it.
Daft question but, are you sure you're looking at the right file?
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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:23 pm

under my ..forum/config.php

0kb it really empty. and its no joke my fourm works. i can enable it now.

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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by pentapenguin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:30 pm

You must be using some premodded version or even another forum system because phpBB simply won't work without that file.
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Re: conversion prefix help

Post by MCPB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:32 pm

ok godaddy had some protection on the file so it couldnt get read.. I have the file now.

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$table_prefix = 'phpbb_';
Thats the same from what the phpBB3 error says... so why the problem?

are the permissions not set right for this file? or something?

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