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Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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I'm getting this error "Could not find path to your former board" and I'm not sure why, the settings seem to be correct.
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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You don't need to know that to go from 3.0 to 3.1

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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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KevC wrote:You don't need to know that to go from 3.0 to 3.1

viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2232411#convert3
You know I read that, thats what I get for 9hrs OT today.

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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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I am having that problem too.

I had a bitch of time getting an old version upgraded to 3.1.0-a3, but cant seem to upgrade to the latest 3.1.1. The instructions to upgrade are great and simple, but only if the version names matches the upgrade offerings - so I upgrade from "3.1.0-a3 to 3.1.0RC6" in hope to upgrade from that, to 3.1.1 but alas, I am chasing my tail it seems.

If anyone can provide meaningful insight, i'm all ears.

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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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It only asks for a path to your former board if you are converting phpBB2 to phpBB3.
The instructions for converting from 3.0.x to 3.1.x are here in the FAQ topic:
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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Yes I realize that - why my frustration. I was with the Host today and they could not see an issue, and we tried many variants of the path, but no luck. The problem is that I cant get beyond that screen, which is why I keep getting the message in the administration panel that my version is outdated.
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martin_mep wrote:and we tried many variants of the path, but no luck.
You do not need to know the path. The conversion from 3.0 to 3.1 does not go through that option.

If you follow the instructions posted above, you replace some files, you run the database_update.php file and that's it.
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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Hello Kev,

Been playing with my board http://www.dieselduck.info/forum/ and I have read and reread the info you provided. I am currently up and running, however I seem to have several issues, including problems with new registration not being possible, which I suspect have all to do with my database, which I can't seem to update.

When I use the .../install/database_update function, I get a red screen with the following text, and no further options are available.
Updating database to latest stable release

Database type :: mysql4
Previous version :: 3.1.0-a3
Installing Data: \phpbb\db\migration\data\v310\profilefield_interests.
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Incorrect integer value: 'xx' for column 'pf_skill_testing' at row 1 [1366]

SQL

INSERT INTO phpbb3_profile_fields_data (pf_phpbb_interests, pf_skill_testing, pf_engineer_since, pf_interest, pf_fav_engine, pf_currently_working, pf_work_situation, pf_license_held, pf_pet_peevee, user_id) VALUES ('Engineering, Travel, Motorcycles', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 10), ('High Speed Donziing', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 14), ('Diving, MTB', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 36), ('reading, technological innovations, travelling, basketball', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 37), ('Diesel engine', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 48), ('other cultures and how things work', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 49), ('Marine Engines', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 52), ('old tractors, horses, atb,.........', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 53), ('working', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 56), ('ENGINES', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 60), ('Diving', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 61), ('Nature', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 62), ('Diving, boating, general mayhem', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 69), ('shore leave', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 81), ('Engine Failures, Reliability', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 83), ('windsurfing', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 95), ('teaching', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 97), ('Model t cars', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 98), ('Safety , Rugby, Music', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 100), ('soccer', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 107), ('music,art', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 108), ('golf fishing soccer', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 144), ('69years still need work', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 150), ('maritime executive placements', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 159), ('Marine engineering + Environmental issue', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 160), ('Ice Hockey, Cars, Motor-Bikes', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 161), ('sports', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 162), ('Throwing deckies overboard', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 165), ('see above', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 171), ('Steamships', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 174), ('Women & boats', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 180), ('Shipping industry', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 187), ('marine engines and automation of ships', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 189), ('Play tennis, Cricket', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 197), ('cycling', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 198), ('Music, plastics, amateur radio', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 214), ('renewable resources, marine industry', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 219), ('Hunting,Fishing, Marine engineering', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 221), ('marien and naval', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 230), ('chating', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 241), ('baseball', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 254), ('4x4', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 258), ('All things seagoing', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 261), ('The Sea', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 265), ('history, shipping,', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 268), ('auxiliary machinery onboard ships', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 274), ('Maintenance engineering systems', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 276), ('Tech toys,martial arts,bbq,golf', 'xx', 'xxxx', '1', 'What is an engine?', '1', '1', '1', 'Lallygaggers !', 279)

BACKTRACE

FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: msg_handler()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/driver.php
LINE: 852
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysql.php
LINE: 181
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\driver->sql_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/driver.php
LINE: 650
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\mysql->sql_query()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/factory.php
LINE: 377
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\driver->sql_multi_insert()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/sql_insert_buffer.php
LINE: 138
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\factory->sql_multi_insert()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migration/profilefield_base_migration.php
LINE: 223
CALL: phpbb\db\sql_insert_buffer->flush()

FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: phpbb\db\migration\profilefield_base_migration->convert_user_field_to_custom_field()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 510
CALL: call_user_func_array()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 456
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->run_step()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 294
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->process_data_step()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 234
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/migrator.php
LINE: 174
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->try_apply()

FILE: [ROOT]/install/database_update.php
LINE: 206
CALL: phpbb\db\migrator->update()
When I try to register as a new user, I get this error message (after the user agreement page).
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Exception\InvalidArgumentException' with message 'The service definition "phpbb_captcha_gd_wave" does not exist.' in /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/Symfony/Component/DependencyInjection/ContainerBuilder.php:871 Stack trace: #0 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/Symfony/Component/DependencyInjection/ContainerBuilder.php(478): Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder->getDefinition('phpbb_captcha_g...') #1 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/phpbb/captcha/factory.php(48): Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder->get('phpbb_captcha_g...') #2 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/includes/ucp/ucp_register.php(185): phpbb\captcha\factory->get_instance('phpbb_captcha_g...') #3 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/includes/functions_module.php(674): ucp_register->main('register', NULL) #4 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/includes/functi in /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/Symfony/Component/DependencyInjection/ContainerBuilder.php on line 871
Additionally I also get this error message when I am in the Admin Control Panel, under the "Posting" tab, and clicking the left hand menu item "ACP_Thanks"...
General Error
Cannot find module ./../includes/acp/acp_thanks.php

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FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: msg_handler()

FILE: [ROOT]/includes/functions_module.php
LINE: 571
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/adm/index.php
LINE: 81
CALL: p_master->load_active()
I recently upgraded from 3.0.8 to 3.1.0, and was trying to upgrade to 3.1.1. Not sure if all these errors are related, or what I should do to get these resolves, any input is well appreciated.

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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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acp thanks is a left over from the thanks MOD for 3.0 no MODs work with 3.1.

you need to delete that module from the admin panel as well as any other modules left over from old MODs.


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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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martin_mep wrote: Incorrect integer value: 'xx' for column 'pf_skill_testing' at row 1 [1366]
I think you have some people who entered incorrect responses to the custom profile fields so it's not getting the result it's expecting. Try using 3.1.2 as that has a new migrator.php file.
martin_mep wrote:When I try to register as a new user, I get this error message (after the user agreement page).
Before updating, change the captcha back to the default GD one.
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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Before updating, change the captcha back to the default GD one.
I could not find this feature in new ACP.
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what you really should be doing is not a conversion but a complete file replacement method.

I suggest you start over completely if possible:
Upgrading from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb 3.1.1

Tools needed to set up and customise phpBB

Preparation
  1. Backup all board files and the database.
  2. Download the full package.
  3. Unzip to your desktop and open the phpBB3 directory.
  4. Remove (delete) the config.php file, and the /images and /files directories from the package.
  5. In Administration Control Panel (ACP) > GENERAL > Board Configuration > Board settings:
    Default style: prosilver
    Overide user style: Yes
  6. If spambot countermeasures are enabled:
    Go to > Administration Control Panel (ACP) > GENERAL > Board Configuration > Spambot countermeasures:
    If the installed plugin used is not GD image, GD 3D image, Simple image, Q&A, or reCaptcha, then change it to one of those.


Removing the 3.0.x MODs from your database.
(None of the 3.0.x MODs will work in 3.1.1. It will use extensions and they will have to be installed. )
  1. Download and uncompress the Support Toolkit
  2. Upload the stk directory from Support Toolkit package to the root of your board installation.
  3. In your browser go to http://www.example.com/yourforum/stk, login if necessary.
  4. Using the menus navigate to ADMIN TOOLS > Database Cleaner and run that tool.
File replacement
  1. Via FTP or SSH delete everything from your board installation on the server EXCEPT for the config.php file, and the /files, /images, and /store directories.
  2. You can also, optionally, delete the /store/mods directory, if it exists (it contains the MOD packages installed using AutoMOD).
  3. Via FTP or SSH upload the remaining files and directories (from step 3 under the Preparation heading above) to the root of your board installation on the server overwriting the existing files.
  4. In your browser go to http://www.example.com/yourforum/instal ... update.php
  5. Let that run to completion.
  6. Via FTP or SSH delete the folder named /install/ from the root of your board installation.
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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... this is the error message when I click on spambot countermeasures, found in the ACP, General Tab section.
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Exception\InvalidArgumentException' with message 'The service definition "phpbb_captcha_gd_wave" does not exist.' in /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/Symfony/Component/DependencyInjection/ContainerBuilder.php:871 Stack trace: #0 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/Symfony/Component/DependencyInjection/ContainerBuilder.php(478): Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder->getDefinition('phpbb_captcha_g...') #1 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/phpbb/captcha/factory.php(48): Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder->get('phpbb_captcha_g...') #2 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/includes/acp/acp_captcha.php(116): phpbb\captcha\factory->get_instance('phpbb_captcha_g...') #3 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/includes/functions_module.php(674): acp_captcha->main('captcha', 'visual') #4 /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/adm/index.php( in /home/dieselduck/dieselduck.info/forum/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/Symfony/Component/DependencyInjection/ContainerBuilder.php on line 871
Also, I had done a complete file swap already, so it seems to me pretty obvious the issue is with the database. I will try the tools you both mentioned, and follow up with results here.
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

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martin_mep wrote:
Before updating, change the captcha back to the default GD one.
I could not find this feature in new ACP.
It's where it's always been in 3.0 in the spambot countermeasures.
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Re: Trying to Convert 3.0.12 to 3.1 "Could not find path to your former board"

Post by martin_mep »

I deleted custom registration validations i had in my old board. Re: spambot countermeasures (captcha) - I was not able to alter due to error messages.

I did a "clean install" using the full 3.1.2 package. The convertor did work this time using the database_updater feature without issues. I did not need to use the STK package as suggested.
I uploaded my modified css and footer and header and they work, and all things - like registration and spambot countermeasures seem to be working well now.
It took a week but I finally upgraded to the latest version, 3.1.2, and have a functioning board that is customized to my site. If you would like to visit, its at http://www.dieselduck.net/forum/

Thanks for all the help; and to the development team; its a great tool for communities.
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