Board Path mystery

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WackOo
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Board Path mystery

Post by WackOo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:20 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm currently clueless when wanting to do a test run on converting a 3.0.13-PL1 to 3.2.2 version, I'm missing on something.

It's run on DomainA.ext/forums/, but I made a mirror of it to DomainB.ext/forums/ (3.0.13-PL1)
I've put DomainB.ext/forum/ (3.2.2) besides it, but am unable to get the correct relative board path.
From my understanding it should be "../../forums" but unfortunately it wont work as I think it should.

So I started my search and found viewtopic.php?f=65&t=574955 which seems to be the same problem, which has been resolved and archived.

Unfortunately I'm unable to it working on my part, so what I've tried are the following options, even the absolute path:

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Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.» forums was specified as the source path.
Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.» ./forums was specified as the source path.
Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.» ../forums was specified as the source path.
Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.» ../../forums was specified as the source path.
Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.» /var/www/vhosts/DomainB.ext/httpdocs/forums was specified as the source path.
Based on server level I'm confinced it should be "../../forums" but can't seem to get it:

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root@arcee /var/www/vhosts/DomainB.ext/httpdocs # ls -1
forum
forums
root@arcee /var/www/vhosts/DomainB.ext/httpdocs # cd forum/install
root@arcee /var/www/vhosts/DomainB.ext/httpdocs/forum/install # cd ../../forums
root@arcee /var/www/vhosts/DomainB.ext/httpdocs/forums #
Can anyone help give me the golden answer on this one? I keep staring at it..

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Re: Board Path mystery

Post by KevC » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:30 pm

3.0 to 3.2 is not a conversion, it's an upgrade. You don't need to know the path. That would if you're going from 2.0>3.x

Notes:
  • Your server must be running at least PHP 5.4 or higher.
  • phpBB 3.2 is not compatible with 3.0 and most of the previous files will need to be removed prior to upgrading.
  • Styles and MODs from 3.0 cannot be installed on phpBB 3.2. To upgrade, perform the following steps:
  1. Make a back-up of the original files and database
  2. Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
  3. Remove all MOD-related changes from the database. The Support Toolkit's Database Cleaner can be used for this.
  4. Ensure that the activated spambot countermeasure is one of the standard phpBB plugins (Simple image, GD image, GD 3D image, Q&A, reCaptacha).
  5. Set British English as the only language pack and delete all other language pack directories from your server
  6. Delete all of your phpBB 3.0.x files EXCEPT for the following:
    • The config.php file
    • The /images/ directory
    • The /files/ directory
    • The /store/ directory
  7. Upload the contents of the phpBB3 directory from the uncompressed 3.2.x Full Package (EXCEPT for config.php) into your forum's directory (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original config.php file)
  8. Browse to www.example.com/install/
  9. Click the Update tab
  10. Click the Update button
  11. Select "Update database only" and click Submit
  12. Wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and for a message indicating that the update has completed
  13. Delete or rename the /install/ directory
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WackOo
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Re: Board Path mystery

Post by WackOo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:40 pm

Thanks KevC, just the sentence "3.0 to 3.2 is not a conversion, it's an upgrade." did the trick.

I clicked the "Convert" tab instead of the "Update" tab on the "/forum/install/app.php/" page.
It makes sense now, I feel so stupid. Thanks for your instructions though, I'm able to proceed now! :shock:

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