Yes, that's the issue. (BTW thanks for the links)
I wanted to test phpBB3.2 on PHP 7 and couldn't finalise installation because during the requirement tests, the continue button was unclickable and the mbstring boxes were red: showing which requirements weren't met. On localhost I managed to enable the mbstring and then installation succeeded. On my host, I couldn't install phpBB3.2 with PHP 7 and couldn't set mbstring ... to TRUE, nor use an additional php.ini. Same thing with PHP5.6.
But since phpBB3.2 still functions with PHP5.5 I can live with that.
Should phpBB 3.3 require minimum PHP7, then I've got a problem (unless... see next sentences).
The github pages you linked to seem to imply that during the functioning of phpBB3 the mbstring configuration situation is taken care of (taking into account that I'm not fluent enough in PHP to put any money on that statement). If I understand the script correctly, it also seems that this has been taken care of for the install process.
canonknipser wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:26 pm
But maybe when minimum requirements change to 7.x (or even when a 5.6 or 7.x php version is detected in acp), it would be better to check for default_charset
If I am correct in my intrepretation of that sentence, this isn't present in phpBB3.2.1 (and earlier), (haven't tried phpBB3.2.2 yet), I wouldn't mind it being "added" in the next minor version (of the one after that if 3.2.3 is too near to release). BTW PHP5.5 is apparently only active on my host specifically for older sites and is not an option anymore for new accounts.