config.php) into your forum's directory (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original
yourdomain.com/yourphpbb/install/database_update.phpand keep clicking the continue button until it says it is finished. This will take a long time on a large board, maybe hours. Dont give up.
At no point in the update does it ask you for any of the database information.gmartfin wrote:I get what has to be done. You missed all the db questions it asks like port, password, db name and a host of other things I don't know! It's been up for 6 years and the password has been lost a long time ago. Now I can chase down all that stuff but again......
Chances are you're the one when I'll now question your logic.gmartfin wrote:I know someone is going to take this personally
Welcome to the internet - it works thru links. Whatever you're refering to, please link to it. As for me Downloads > Update Packages > 3.1 > Changed Files is straight forward: an archive contains phpBB-3.0.14_to_3.1.9.zip, and /docs/INSTALL.html tells you:gmartfin wrote:I just wasted 4 hours trying to upgrade. Various packages listed do this
Updating from phpBB 3.0.x to 3.1.x is just the same as updating from stable releases of phpBB 3.1.x
Yet you opt to not describe where you failed, not linking anything, not giving screenshots as attachments, nothing to quote?gmartfin wrote:I've been a webmaster for 18 years now and run 1500 websites. I've hard coded some of them on notepad, ripped apart wordpress and done my own themes etc etc. I do know my way around hosting etc.
With Wordpress you had several security issues over the years.gmartfin wrote:With wordpress I click a button and it updates automatically.
Or vice versa: the average skill level is dropping continuously.gmartfin wrote:the average webmaster just isn't up to your skill level
It's in /config.php - I have no clue how someone with your experience is unable to just search thru all files for terms likegmartfin wrote:You missed all the db questions it asks like port, password, db name and a host of other things I don't know! It's been up for 6 years and the password has been lost a long time ago. Now I can chase down all that stuff
passwordor the name of your database (that you have to know for backup reasons as well) - it's obvious to me to try it this way.
Yes, but the issue is that PHPBB still requires a fairly evolved technical understanding , which is a hurdle for new users. In the 90's it was commonplace to know everything about HTML/FTP and so on.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:sorry but that is all based on your lack of knowledge about phpbb.
Nitpick: you might be right on number of installation, I'm pretty sure that for many years the most popular sites used VB and now XF.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:I am pretty sure that phpbb is still the most used bulletin board software in the world, paid or free.
Concur completely.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:I believe that phpbb will eventually have this one click update from the admin panel type thing.
I assume that it will continue to improve in many ways. however, since it is free and since all who work on it are volunteers with lives and families and jobs, it does not happen as fast as something like wp that has many employees etc.
There is a whole subdomain know as area51 for development, the link is in the header (called "Development") and a link in the first category: viewforum.php?f=47koraldon wrote:... there is barely any communication from the PHPBB team about development...
As if an automated script could deal with all potential issues.koraldon wrote:delete all files on server and use FTP to upload all of them is way too technical not to mention bugs that might occur due to issues with FTP upload.
p.s. asking "regular" joe to delete all files on server and use FTP to upload all of them is way too technical not to mention bugs that might occur due to issues with FTP upload.
I don't think that's the right attitude in these types of discussions. Sure, this is an open-source project, the developers do this on a voluntary basis spending lots of time on it without compensation, I'm sure all of us using the software are very appreciative of that. However, that doesn't mean that people can't make suggestions how to make it better, on the contrary!Pond Life wrote:Why should the developers have to do everything for you? They already give their time and knowledge to create software that they allow you to use, completely free. If you're not willing or able to learn how to use the software and/or run a website then don't. Learn to do things for yourself or employ someone to do it for you. The sense of entitlement displayed by some people makes me spit feathers. It's free software, nobody owes you anything.