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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by VietLMA » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:27 am

Can you show me how to use the scripts? I am new to converting. Do I need to use SSH? If so, what do I type in PuTTy to convert.

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by Klia » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:39 am

no, only ftp access. copy files to install/convertors folder and run install script, choose convert.

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by VietLMA » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:50 am

I don't see any install/converter folder. Do I have to make one of them and put the scripts in there? And where do I go to run the scripts?

I am using IPB 2.3.5.

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by D¡cky » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:05 am

The install/convertors folder comes with the phpBB3 files.

You need to install phpBB3 first. Once phpBB3 is installed, you click the convert tab at the top of the page and choose the IPB convertor.
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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by VietLMA » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:31 am

Warning: Unterminated comment starting line 662 in /home/USERNAME/public_html/install/convertors/convert_ipb23.php on line 662

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by D¡cky » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:58 am

There are only 650 lines in the script. It looks like you may have made an error in copying and pasting the file. Try it again using Notepad or Wordpad. Make sure there is nothing after the ?> which is the end of the file.
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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by VietLMA » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:00 am

Nevermind.

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by D¡cky » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:18 am

I can't tell you the correct path unless I know how your directories are setup.

You do need to have your IPB files on the same sever as the phpBB3 installation. So you would put the relative path from the phpBB3 root directory to the root directory of the IPB files.
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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by ididitfortehlulz » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:00 am

Hi!
How do I make the auth work okay?
I successfully converted the db to phpBB3, but now i dont know how to log in without asking the user to change the password.
what do I do with auth_ipb.php file? I tried copying it to forum_path/includes/auth, before converting the database, but it gives me this error, when i try to access to Authentication options in the ACP, to configure it :

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[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /adm/index.php on line 149: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/auth/auth_ipb.php:1)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /adm/index.php on line 151: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/auth/auth_ipb.php:1)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /adm/index.php on line 152: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/auth/auth_ipb.php:1)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /adm/index.php on line 153: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/auth/auth_ipb.php:1)
what should i do before or after conversion to make auth work?
thanks for your answers.

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by D¡cky » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:38 am

ididitfortehlulz wrote:Hi!
How do I make the auth work okay?
what should i do before or after conversion to make auth work?
thanks for your answers.
Your auth_ipb.php appears to be corrupt. Make sure there is nothing at the beginning of the file before <?php and nothing at the end of the file after ?>
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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by psycho_dmr » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:36 pm

is there any possibility to convert only the ipb database to phpbb3?
i have no license from ipb and the old webmaster of the board dont want to give me the installation file :(

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by D¡cky » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:17 pm

psycho_dmr wrote:is there any possibility to convert only the ipb database to phpbb3?
i have no license from ipb and the old webmaster of the board dont want to give me the installation file :(
The convertor looks for the existence of a file. You will have to create and IPB directory and place a dummy index.php file in the directory. When the convertor asks for a relative path, point it to this IPB directory
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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by psycho_dmr » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:28 pm

hm, my phpbb is on
dir/dir/forum/index.php
the ipb dummy index is on
dir/dir/ipb/index.php

i tried
ipb
/ipb
../ipb

and
/dir/dir/ipb

nothing works :(

am i too stupid to get this converter working or is there a bug?

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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by D¡cky » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:52 pm

There is no bug.

./ipb (dot slash ipb) should work.
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Re: IPB 2.3.x to phpBB 3

Post by psycho_dmr » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:09 pm

hm, still dont work..
Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.
» ./ipb was specified as the source path.

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