Upgrading from 3.0.6 (with MODs) to 3.2.2

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Upgrading from 3.0.6 (with MODs) to 3.2.2

Post by cnxsoft » Wed May 23, 2018 4:56 am

So I've an old forum running phpBB 3.0.6 that I have not maintained that much, but I still want to keep using it in read-only.
I have recently update my server to php 7.0 (Ubuntu 16.04), and the forum stop working.
I could fix this by changing mysql to mysqli in config.php, and it's running, but I get lots of warning like:

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[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
I think it's because of PHP 7.0 incompatibility, so I'd like to upgrade to the latest version of PhpBB 3.2. However, I have mods I'd like to keep, so I'd like to use automatic update packages. However, the oldest supported version is phpBB 3.1.0 for such upgrade.

I've tried to upgrade to phpBB 3.1 before, but the upgrade package on https://www.phpbb.com/downloads/3.1/ have been removed.
What are my options? Thank you

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Re: Upgrading from 3.0.6 (with MODs) to 3.2.2

Post by david63 » Wed May 23, 2018 6:49 am

You cannot upgrade to phpBB 3.1/3.2 and keep any 3.0 MODs or styles - they must all be removed first.
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Re: Upgrading from 3.0.6 (with MODs) to 3.2.2

Post by Mick » Wed May 23, 2018 6:54 am

Basically the only ‘real’ option is to upgrade to 3.2 as support for 3.1 ends on July 1st 2018. Whether you upgrade to 3.1 or 3.2 doesn’t make much difference, you will lose any mods you may have as both the upgrade options now use extensions not mods. Also, the only assistance we can give you with 3.0 is assisting you to upgrade to the latest version. The auto-updater is not for upgrading but updating, the upgrade requires that the majority of files and folders are replaced. If you need any help upgrading please post back.
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