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andretr
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Installer convert tab not available

Post by andretr » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:14 am

Hallo,

I am trying to convert a SMF forum to phpBB and I am using this converter: https://github.com/juju2143/smf2-phpbb-convertor

The problem is that I cannot get to the convert tab of the installer.

I also looked in the forum at the convert Howto and I am not getting to the convert page.

Step 3:
Point your browser to {phpbb_root_directory}/install/index.php, click the convert tab and select the appropriate converter from the list of available converters.
I point my browser to : http://forum.afrikaanseforum.co.za/install/index.php
But I do not get the installer page. I get the forum page.

I have tried to reset cookies, browser cache. Tried different browsers, but no installer page.

I am using phpBB 3.2.7

Any idea what is going wrong?

Please see screenshot :
Screenshot_2019-06-01_12-06-27.png
Thanks

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Re: Installer convert tab not available

Post by thecoalman » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:38 am

The converter page says it works with 3.2.0 , not sure if it will help but try converting using 3.2.0 and then you can upgrade to 3.2.7 after conversion.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpbb/ ... p/download


Edit:

Did you miss these steps originally?

Rename the install folder to something else
Upload the extension in the ext folder from this repo to the correct location and enable it in the ACP
Rename the install folder back.
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Re: Installer convert tab not available

Post by andretr » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:08 pm

Unfortunately phpBB 3.2.0 does the same.

I did follow the steps by first adding the ext folder and then putting install back and copying the converters files in there.

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Re: Installer convert tab not available

Post by janus_zonstraal » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:05 pm

In what folder did you try to install phpbb?
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Re: Installer convert tab not available

Post by andretr » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:51 am

I tried that, but gave the same result.

The reason I wanted to convert the forum, was because the SMF forum as not PHP7 compatible and initially it seemed that the latest SMF (released in 2017) did not address this. Only solution I found was to install a custom plugin and hopes it worked.

So I thought the project was dead and looked for alternatives.

But then, after having the issues with phpBB, I searched some more and found that SMF actually added PHP7 support in the version before the last one, so I just upgraded the SMF software and the forum is working again.

So I won't be doing the conversion anymore.

Thanks for the responses.
Kind Regards

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