3.0 to 3.2

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Re: 3.0 to 3.2

Post by kinerity » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:48 am

brianmjc, start over and follow the instructions exactly as I provided please. As Steve mentioned, you did an INSTALL, which is the wrong way to update. The local install is not needed. If you make a backup (step 1), you can do this on your live site. If something goes wrong, you can revert to that backup and we can assist further.
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Re: 3.0 to 3.2

Post by brianmjc » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi kinerty,

Thanks. So I abandoned the other route and followed your instructions. I got a general 500 Internal Server Error page when I tried step #8.

There are a few things that I can think of offhand which may have resulted in a problem. First, I was unable to do step #2 since I cannot access the forum's ACP. I tried searching for a way to do it via phpMyAdmin, but to no avail. I do have an active style that's not Prosilver, so I opted to search for anything related to styles in the database. I found and edited the phpbb_styles table, setting the Active status of all styles except Prosilver to 0 (three additional styles were installed, and they were all set to 1 before). But this made no difference on the live site; the alternate style I had active was still active. So I left it and proceeded, keeping my fingers crossed.

I was also unable to perform step #4. Again, because I cannot access the ACP. I recall that reCaptcha was definitely a functional part of the forum (i.e. registering a new user required it), but I don't recall installing a plugin to add it. I do not think I added any plugins, in fact.

Finally, I opted to skip files that already existed on the server while uploading the fresh phpBB files, such as images/index.html. Was this the correct move? They seemed identical when I brought some of them up in Notepad++.

I did download both my database and all files as they were to my local computer as a precaution.

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Re: 3.0 to 3.2

Post by stevemaury » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:16 am

To do step #2 via phpMyAdmin:

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UPDATE phpbb_styles SET style_active = 0 WHERE style_name != 'prosilver'
To do step 4 via phpMyAdmin:

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UPDATE phpbb_config SET config_value = 1 WHERE config_name = 'captcha_gd'
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