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Captain John
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Jan 12th, 2008 at 6:02pm
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MacIntosh uploads the files in a strange way and that gives trouble with the login and installtion of YaBB.

if you upload the files and then opens it you will see that it has an extra line added between the lines that are there from the beginning.

This is from an admin.dat file uploaded with mac:

Quote:
admin

Forum Admin

admin@mysite.com

YaBB

http://www.yabbforum.com



0

Administrator


The file should look like this:

Quote:
admin
Forum Admin
admin@mysite.com
YaBB
http://www.yabbforum.com

0
Administrator


This also happens in the scriptfiles.

To fix it you have to upload it from a pc or delete the empty line that was added.

Question:
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Here's the problem: even if you're not _uploading_ to another server, but indeed, you're just installing YaBB into the WebServer folder on your own Mac and using it as your server, you still have problems. Why?

because when Stuffit unzips the file it screws them all up by adding in the mac line breaks into the text files. If perhaps when making their archives, the YaBB people could include a .sit file, it would help us mac folks out a lot.


use the .sit pack at this location?

http://asarum.dns2go.com/~yabb/modfolder/YaBB1GoldSP1.3.1mac.sit

A lot of mac users have used it and it works

Question:
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I'm installing it on my iBook (OS X 10.2.8 Apache 1.3), not to a remote web server. Do I need to worry about the ascii and binary issues mentions for uploading to a server using a ftp client? If so how to a copy the files to my local machine web server under these formats


The ascii/binary thing is still important.
MacOSX is a Linux clone and should be 
hendled as an ordinary Linux/unix server "

For the record, OS X is not a Linux clone but rather a heavily modded distribution of BSD with its own flavor of kernal (Mach).  As such, it shares a common ancestor with Linux, but is not derivative of it in any way.

as a practical matter to anyone trying to compile source code or install *NIX apps into the OS X environment: given the choice, you'll do far better following the BSD instructions than you will with the Linux

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I am  trying to install directly onto OSX 10.3.3 and I when I go to test I get the text of the Yabb.pl file. I checked the path to my perl installation and it is correct. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. One possibility is that I am using apache and it has a cgi-executable folder. Do I need to move all the Yabb cgi scripts into that folder?


Check your http conf file
Search for the line with ScriptAlias

The folder mentioned is the folder that have cgi/perl exec rights

Note: Just to elaborate a little... firstly, .Mac doesn't have perl, and so cannot run YaBB. There would be no point uploading YaBB, because it wouldn't work on .Mac.

If you are running YaBB locally on your iMac, then it is certainly possible if you are running at least OS X 10.2 - if you are on OS9, then don't even bother trying Wink

You will definitely want to download a copy of BBEdit Lite if you are planning on doing any work with YaBB. It's the best text editor out there, and can convert line endings, which like Mats mentioned can cause problems on a Mac.
  
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