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    PhpBB upgrade

    I hope that I am not posting at the wrong place. I would like to upgrade the phpBB version of my community from 2.0.5 to 2.0.6.

    I read the instructions, but I feel unsure. Can someone help me?

    Thanks.

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    Are you trying to make the code changes directly to the script (because you have hacks installed) or are you just wanting to do a clear upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFroggy
    Are you trying to make the code changes directly to the script (because you have hacks installed) or are you just wanting to do a clear upgrade?
    The forum is already running and I have already members and content. I just want to upgrade the new version. Though I do not understand the instructions.

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    Just download the "changed files only" package from the phpbb website and upload them (overwrite your old files). Then you will need to run "install/update_to_206.php" to make any database changes

    It's suggested you make a backup before doing this though

    If you have any hacks installed, it makes it slightly more difficult, that's why ifroggy was asking, so if you do have hacks better make sure you know what code needs replacing beforehand

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    Quote Originally Posted by platinum
    Just download the "changed files only" package from the phpbb website and upload them (overwrite your old files). Then you will need to run "install/update_to_206.php" to make any database changes [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    It's suggested you make a backup before doing this though [img]images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    If you have any hacks installed, it makes it slightly more difficult, that's why ifroggy was asking, so if you do have hacks better make sure you know what code needs replacing beforehand [img]images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]
    Should I upload the "changed files only" to my server via FTP?

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    Upload the changed files via FTP to the correct area. Next, locate the URL of 'update_to_206.php' file via your web browser and it will provide a upgrade message and routine which is done via the web browser - it is fairly painless.

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    just outta curosity, why are you upgrading? ive been running 2.0.4 since feb and have no problems w/ it, i still know people running 2.0.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Panic
    just outta curosity, why are you upgrading? ive been running 2.0.4 since feb and have no problems w/ it, i still know people running 2.0.2
    Thanks Mike Panic! You are just right man.
    I guess I will take your advice.

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    Do you have hacks installed or not? If not, I would recommend just upgrading to 2.0.6, its rather easy. I can give you some instructions, if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Panic
    just outta curosity, why are you upgrading? ive been running 2.0.4 since feb and have no problems w/ it, i still know people running 2.0.2
    People upgrade because of bugs, security exploits, etc I suggest you upgrade

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    Actually 2.0.4 isn't that bad if you have it heavily hacked. On my sites, I updated a few crucial bugs and went with what I had (such as modcp.php in 2.0.6, etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFroggy
    Do you have hacks installed or not? If not, I would recommend just upgrading to 2.0.6, its rather easy. I can give you some instructions, if you want.
    Ok. Then I would apprecaie your help!

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    Sure. Well, let's see...

    Go to http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/p...s.zip?download and download the .zip. Unzip the .zip. This should create a phpBB-2.0.6-files folder. Open that folder and look for the 2.0.4_to_2.0.6.zip file. Unzip that file. This should create a 2.0.4_to_2.0.6 folder. Open that folder. FTP the contents of that folder to your phpBB root.

    Then, go back to the phpBB-2.0.6-files folder. Upload (FTP) the install folder to your phpBB root. Then, from your browser, run http://www.yourdomain.com/whereveryo...ate_to_206.php. If your phpBB is on your main domain, then it would be http://www.yourdomain.com/install/update_to_206.php.

    This should run an upgrade script. Let it finish, it shouldn't take more than a minute. After it is done, delete the install folder (and its contents) from your server.

    Your phpBB should now be upgraded to phpBB 2.0.6.

    Any questions, don't hesitate. Thanks.
    Last edited by iFroggy; Aug 24, 2003 at 11:37.

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    Here is the instructions I saved for the phpBB install, maybe you want to look at them...

    But here is the upgrade link from phpBB for upgrades from, 2.x versions...

    http://www.phpbb.com/documents.php?m...#upgradeSTABLE
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Hey,

    I don't think that those instructions are simpler than the ones that I provided. But, if they help... that's great. Thanks for posting them.
    Last edited by iFroggy; Aug 24, 2003 at 12:03.

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    hmm...yes...maybe you should post in phpBBs message board for help?

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    Anything but that! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFroggy
    Sure. [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Well, let's see...

    Go to http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/p...s.zip?download and download the .zip. Unzip the .zip. This should create a phpBB-2.0.6-files folder. Open that folder and look for the 2.0.4_to_2.0.6.zip file. Unzip that file. This should create a 2.0.4_to_2.0.6 folder. Open that folder. FTP the contents of that folder to your phpBB root.

    Then, go back to the phpBB-2.0.6-files folder. Upload (FTP) the install folder to your phpBB root. Then, from your browser, run http://www.yourdomain.com/whereveryo...ate_to_206.php. If your phpBB is on your main domain, then it would be http://www.yourdomain.com/install/update_to_206.php.

    This should run an upgrade script. Let it finish, it shouldn't take more than a minute. After it is done, delete the install folder (and its contents) from your server.

    Your phpBB should now be upgraded to phpBB 2.0.6. [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Any questions, don't hesitate. Thanks.
    Thanks a lot for all this, but I still have a question. I have already the version 2.0.5, and I want to update to 2.0.6. Can you provide me with the appropriate link of SourceForge.net for this?

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    No problem.

    It is still the correct link. The only difference is where I said "2.0.4_to_2.0.6," substitute "2.0.5_to_2.0.6."

    So, you'll be looking for the 2.0.5_to_2.0.6.zip file and it will create a folder called 2.0.6_to_2.0.6, most likely.


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