upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Get help with installation and running phpBB 3.3.x here. Please do not post bug reports, feature requests, or extension related questions here.
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

update: i have copied the folders from the PHPBB install and kept the recommended folders from the PBPBB32 folder in the hope that might work.

the install page now only shows install and not update so I have no idea what I am missing to make the install.

sorry and heeeeeelllllp

thanks for your help so far.
User avatar
warmweer
Jr. Extension Validator
Posts: 11466
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:34 am
Location: Van Allen Bel ... gium

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by warmweer »

mkcsmartin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:23 pm
could it be that the site is configured to look in the phpbb3mb for the bulletin board ? not sure where that leaves me in terms of upgrade.
The most important thing is that it seems to be a complete fileset

mkcsmartin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:23 pm like you say, this is where these folders appear to be.
OK, keep that for the moment
mkcsmartin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:23 pm regarding the styles: the style.cfg says:

style_version = 3.2.5
phpbb_version = 3.2.5
OK, so we can assume the other files will also be for 3.2.5
mkcsmartin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:23 pmi still have access to the original siteground and it has backups more recently than that through siteground mysql:
Then you should get hold of the 2 or 3 most recent backups

mkcsmartin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:23 pm regarding the store folder,it has these contents: (with dates 2018/2017)

backup_1546195032_f4ad74a3cba02245.sql.gz
That database backup is probably too old

A reasonable assumption is that the files are the most recent ones that were in use.

But now knowing that you still have access to the siteground: the first thing I would do is to download the whole phpBB fileset that was being used there and the database backups.
And keep those in a safe place, don't mix them with other backups.

As to restoring the phpBB board: lately I've seen a couple of installations that had phpBB installed in the domain root, together with other applications. Nothing wrong with that as long as you know exactly what you're doing but once other applications are installed in that same domain root, there's a risk of overwriting files with the same name and also merging directories. That can cause serious mixups/problems.
My stance = keep different applications separated e.g. install phpBB in it's own directory ... if you have another application > different folder in the domain root . If not ... then you can get into a situation as you have now: there are phpBB files in the domain root mixed with files that have nothing to do with phpBB and if that other application has files with the same name, they can end up being overwritten (e.g. index.php index.html, config.php even .htaccess
Spelling is freeware, which means you can use it for free.
On the other hand, it is not open source, which means you cannot change it or publish it in a modified form.


Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
User avatar
warmweer
Jr. Extension Validator
Posts: 11466
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:34 am
Location: Van Allen Bel ... gium

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by warmweer »

mkcsmartin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:22 pm
the install page now only shows install and not update so I have no idea what I am missing to make the install.
Does the config.php contain data? if it's empty then an install is the logical result.

Bear in mind that the config.php from siteground will usually not work on another host, as the data is probably different

$dbhost = 'localhost';
$dbport = '3306';
$dbname = 'qi_3311';
$dbuser = 'root';
$dbpasswd = 'usbw';

the above works for (one of my) USBW installations, but can't work with WAMP as the host, port, databasename, database user and database password are different.
Spelling is freeware, which means you can use it for free.
On the other hand, it is not open source, which means you cannot change it or publish it in a modified form.


Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

Thanks for all of your support on this. The support here is really appreciated.

I am going to have another go today as I have some time.
  • Currently the original site www.qprdot.org is still running for a few for months so I still have some time.
    I am transferring to another domain on siteground so I thought it would be easier but Im not sure it is.
    I originally used the siteground paid migration service, it looked OK at first sight but the upgraded PHP platform generated loads of errors for SQL so I ended up here.
The config.php has the login credentials for the mysql database.

The site seems to default to public_html as its root and that is the only folder I can't delete

From what I can gather so far you are recommending me to try:

Install PHPBB33 in a sub-folder under the root public_html
follow the changed files package (I have no idea if I have file edits but happy to ignore them for the moment- how would i establish this? )

Im going to give this a go and hopefully might get somewhere.

thanks again for your support on this, i would be sunk without it.
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

update. i have extracted the changed files for v3.2.4 and followed the instructions from the. changed files package.
i was basically doing the copying into the PBPBB3MB folder as that appears to be the home for the BB.


however, after all of that, when i look for install/update it does not show me anything and when I navigate to
martind129.sg-host.com/phpbb3mb/ it gives me an error below:

Not sure what my next move should be, any suggestions?

thanks kindly in advance.

BTW - I suspect there are many files and folders on here which I don't need. if I ever get this up and running, can I assume that any folders not in the install directory for PHPBB are not required. ?


Fatal error: Declaration of phpbbtemplatetwiglexer_000000002c15098b0000000027cae6ce::initializeProxy() must be compatible with ProxyManager\Proxy\LazyLoadingInterface::initializeProxy(): bool in /home/customer/www/martind129.sg-host.com/public_html/phpbb3mb/cache/production/container_4335734bbdd20f586549a504dff5f80c.php on line 3832
User avatar
janus_zonstraal
Registered User
Posts: 6479
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:30 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by janus_zonstraal »

Go to martind129.sg-host.com/phpbb3mb/install/
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

janus_zonstraal wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:43 pm Go to martind129.sg-host.com/phpbb3mb/install/
I did, unfortunately it errors saying site not working
User avatar
janus_zonstraal
Registered User
Posts: 6479
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:30 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by janus_zonstraal »

Why are you not following the full package update?
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... date_full/
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

janus_zonstraal wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:51 pm Why are you not following the full package update?
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... date_full/
That’s what I tried first off although I may try again next with all of the files restored into the PHPBB32 subfolder where the current files are. I am still a little confused in the relationship with that folder and its parent public_html which appears to be the route of the site.
User avatar
Mick
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 26703
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:49 am

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by Mick »

What’s confusing you exactly?
  • "The more connected we get the more alone we become" - Kyle Broflovski©
  • "The good news is hell is just the product of a morbid human imagination.
    The bad news is, whatever humans can imagine, they can usually create.
    " - Harmony Cobel©
🇬🇧
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

Mick wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:45 am What’s confusing you exactly?
I spent some more time looking today and having
A) gone through a full back and restore from the source site root folder (parent to PHPBB32MB)
B) cleaning up and removing folders from the route
C) came to the conclusion that nothing in the route is needed for the install
D) started clearing folders from PHPBB32 which did not look to be required from the install.
E) the PHPBB32 site was running still so I started the full update package
F) got to the SQL update and could see this time it was running.
G] there were some errors and I could see I had missed the odd folder and file like cron.htm
H] eventually finished deleted the install folder and it looks almost perfect.
I) the only issues I can see now is the style text box is only half the screen when I post replies on an iPad . Possibly some styles did not some across during my update

All in massive progress today. I feel the new site is close. Thanks again
mkcsmartin
Registered User
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2023 1:48 pm

Re: upgrading from 3.2.5 to 3.3

Post by mkcsmartin »

(10) qprdot.org - Post a reply.jpeg
Image

Hi. Although from what i can see so far, the upgrade seems good. When I reply to a topic in an iPad, it appears to squeeze the textbox down (see pic)_ which does not happen when i reply using the ipad on this site.
anyone have any idea what that may be?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “[3.3.x] Support Forum”