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Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
2 149 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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Setup "Can't locate /default/Other.template in @INC…"
I'm doing a fresh install of YaBB 2.6.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.  My issue may be similar to the previous thread, but not quite.
Issue is: When I run, I get
Can't locate /default/Other...

Started Sep 8th, 2016 at 2:26pm by Jerry Krinock
12 142 Last Post Sep 13th, 2016 at 5:19pm
By: Dandello
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How can I force YaBB to take connection IP from HTTP headers ?
In my setup Apache with YaBB is hidden besides HTTPS offloader (nginx) and all connections come from a single IP, passing a real client connection in HTTP Header (X-Real-IP as an example).
How ca...

Started Jul 17th, 2017 at 9:37am by slackl
0 20 Last Post Jul 17th, 2017 at 9:37am
By: slackl
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"Undefined subroutine &main::CatAccess called at Sources/"
Any help with this error? Upgrading and fixed the first "default/Other.template" error in I got. Edited all the paths manually, then this. :/

Started Apr 23rd, 2017 at 2:40am by AmishCake
1 40 Last Post Apr 23rd, 2017 at 4:22pm
By: Dandello
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Spanish lenguaje & module check?
Hello, there is some translation in the latest version, I need to translate it. Thank you.
This is my module check:
I need to know if it's right or is there a probl...

Started Nov 21st, 2016 at 8:27pm by Joepase
3 71 Last Post Nov 22nd, 2016 at 12:31am
By: Dandello
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Help to install
Hello, I need help to install YaBB. I have a hosting in banahosting, I want to install it through FTP. I followed the installation guide, I managed to install it but it installed in a route that I did...

Started Nov 18th, 2016 at 5:05pm by Joepase
6 124 Last Post Nov 19th, 2016 at 8:45pm
By: Dandello
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Paths and @INC issues on fresh install
Hi there,
Looking for a little help. I currently run half a dozen YaBB forums, but recently had to migrate to a new host.
50% of the forums transitioned perfectly, but the other 50% won't r...

Started Aug 14th, 2016 at 10:10am by radioandtelly
7 140 Last Post Aug 15th, 2016 at 1:41pm
By: Dandello
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Linux Server Requirements to install YaBB
Hello All
I bought my own Linux VPS server and Installed Sentora web hosting control panel.
For installing YaBB I installed perl, v5.10.1
My Server version is: Apache/2.2.15 (Unix)<br ...

Started Apr 17th, 2016 at 9:21pm by alqutob
1 110 Last Post May 1st, 2016 at 1:42pm
By: Dandello
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Speed of page loading
I just upgraded from 2.5AE to 2.6.12, and it appears that my main page loads a lot slower now.  Is that what others are experiencing on their pages as well, or could it be a issue with my site?

Started Apr 2nd, 2016 at 2:15pm by Kenton
2 81 Last Post Apr 2nd, 2016 at 7:28pm
By: Kenton
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Problem with yabb installation on Centos 7 - Linux
Hello Community,
I want to install Yabb Forum on Centos 7 and have taken a subdomain with virtual host. Say, I have virtual host set up that I have to call in the browser this URL to install YaBB...

Started Mar 30th, 2016 at 12:07am by AlexL
3 115 Last Post Mar 31st, 2016 at 1:56pm
By: Dandello
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Internal Server Error
New Centos 7 server build.  Verified perl path is correct.  New upload of latest stable release verifying proper ftp transfer method for all files and CHMOD done (whole process has been done 3 times n...

Started Nov 5th, 2015 at 6:15pm by Gofer
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18 337 Last Post Mar 11th, 2016 at 7:40pm
By: Dandello
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When upgrading to 2.6.11
It says
"6.Using your FTP program or File Manager, copy the following files from your OLD forum into the same folders in your NEW forum: "
Then says...."This is a new method of converting 2....

Started Dec 21st, 2015 at 3:59am by forumguy99
4 105 Last Post Dec 22nd, 2015 at 2:41am
By: forumguy99
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installing YaBB into a protected subfolder
I want to install YaBB in a protected subfolder instead of the cgi-bin of the main public_html folder, because I am using it as a private support forum for my members.

Started Dec 13th, 2015 at 10:59am by Mystress8
6 127 Last Post Dec 14th, 2015 at 5:12am
By: Mystress8
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Problem with Image Upload to Attachments Directory
Hi All. First posting as I'm trying to set up my 1st Bulletin Board.
Nearly everything seems OK but I want users to be able to upload images to posts (and avatars later, which also isn't current...

Started May 5th, 2015 at 9:52am by MorrisMinor
2 144 Last Post May 5th, 2015 at 3:45pm
By: MorrisMinor
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Problems with permissions: group and owner
In a normal LINUX installation, do all the yabb files have the same group/owner ?
I have a mixture, for example:
Admin.helporder   92   rw- r-- r--    eric
adminlog.txt       155   rw- r-- r--    nobody

Started Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:36am by EricJo
3 143 Last Post Mar 13th, 2015 at 7:58pm
By: EricJo
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Re: error
Release 2.6.11 error
Software error:
Can't locate /default/Other.template in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.12.4/BSDPAN /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.4/mach ...

Started Feb 9th, 2015 at 7:32am by Velocity
2 149 Last Post Feb 9th, 2015 at 5:59pm
By: JonB
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I am getting the following while running
Software error:
: /default/default.html at ./Sources/ line 212.
Any ideas?

Started Jul 31st, 2014 at 3:11am by pettijohn
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17 391 Last Post Feb 9th, 2015 at 5:29pm
By: JonB
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Stuck into upgrade step Variables and Clean Up
We are upgrading from 2.5.2 to 2.6.11
I'm stuck here;

Started Jan 2nd, 2015 at 10:57pm by CJ3Apage webmaster
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5 171 Last Post Jan 4th, 2015 at 4:02pm
By: Dandello
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error installation version 2.6.11
I have this error running Software error on a linux server:
Can't locate Sources/ in @INC
I have check all CHMOD archives and it´s ok.
Please help.

Started Dec 23rd, 2014 at 3:07pm by registrado
4 176 Last Post Dec 23rd, 2014 at 7:08pm
By: Dandello
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Not allowed with .pl
My host does not support .pl only .cgi.
is there a easy way to fix that?
When i load now it wants to download the file instead
of setting it up.
Thanks in advance for help...

Started Dec 6th, 2014 at 12:08am by Gjohans
8 207 Last Post Dec 7th, 2014 at 11:39pm
By: Dandello
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YaBB 2.6 via https?
I would like to run YaBB using https:// with a valid SSL certificate.
When trying to do so, I am getting the following error...
Software error:
ERRORLOG at ./Sources/ line 946

Has anyone ...

Started Oct 8th, 2014 at 9:55am by Tony Barnett
12 281 Last Post Nov 1st, 2014 at 12:21am
By: Tony Barnett
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YaBB 2.6 installation yabb2 path rename
Before upgrading my Forum to 2.6 I dutifully read the YaBB Quick Start Guide and saw, at the bottom of 'Step 2 - Uploading YaBB' the following:
** Once your YaBB 2.6 installation is complete w...

Started Sep 27th, 2014 at 9:14am by Chess Publishing
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22 422 Last Post Oct 2nd, 2014 at 3:18pm
By: Bill Myers
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upgrade fail ?
downloaded 2.6.1 from svn
Currently run 2.5.2 - perfectly (thanks)
i follow the instructions and get to:
ok, WHICH admin center? 2.5.2 or 2.6 ??  i can get into 2.5.2 but no conversion utils.  I...

Started Sep 29th, 2014 at 8:51pm by tim
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6 202 Last Post Oct 2nd, 2014 at 12:56am
By: Dandello
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Problems on existing installation Linux
Currently running large yabb installation with >200000 user. Problem: board is damaged. Userlogin impossible.
I have a backup, but cannot restore it. It looks like there's a limitation...

Started May 11th, 2014 at 2:36pm by Gummi4711
6 578 Last Post May 12th, 2014 at 10:09pm
By: xnoddyx
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Setup Just Hangs
I am trying to install Yabb 2.5.2 as a fresh install. After running it asks for admin password which I put it. That works fine. But when it asks me to click continue to setup button nothing h...

Started Mar 5th, 2014 at 10:32pm by Espie79
11 1,061 Last Post Mar 6th, 2014 at 12:24am
By: JonB
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Forum fails to run - finger trouble
I went into my server and tried to delete an unused empty folder which about 2 years ago once held a duplicate copy of my website. It fails to remove giving an Error 126 code. Since then I get the dre...

Started Jan 13th, 2014 at 9:07pm by VinceC
3 800 Last Post Jan 28th, 2014 at 10:15pm
By: Elfen
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Script can't 'require' file from directory
Hello! I decided to move my YaBB forum from my current $45 VPS to $5 Digital Ocean VPS. I managed to install PHP, MySQL and Perl on Ubuntu. I tried to copy the forum to the new location, but got '500 ...

Started Jan 4th, 2014 at 8:50am by MaxPower3000
1 7 Last Post Jan 10th, 2014 at 10:34pm
By: Elfen
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Lost all my attachments...
Dear All
   I have recently moved a YaBB 2.5.2 install from Apache on Windows to Apache on Linux.
   Did the thing with CHMOD, changed the Perl bang and changed the paths and most things cam...

Started Dec 2nd, 2013 at 4:53am by AngusCS
3 1,020 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2013 at 4:14pm
By: Dandello
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Server error with
Hello guys,
I tried to install a fresh yabb 2.5.2 on my webspace on Did everything as said in the manual, but all I get is an server error when I try running the Path to p...

Started Oct 27th, 2013 at 10:13am by Snow
3 1,056 Last Post Oct 27th, 2013 at 2:46pm
By: xnoddyx
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Need help please! Need to move YaBB1 Gold SP 1.3.1 forum to Linux
Hi! I've got a very old version YaBB forum that's been hosted for many years by OLI (they are awesome!). But it's time to move forward, and here's where I need some help:
1. I want to move my for...

Started Sep 18th, 2013 at 9:42pm by Leopardladyo
5 21 Last Post Sep 23rd, 2013 at 7:51pm
By: xnoddyx
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