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Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
2 262 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
12 200 Last Post Sep 13th, 2016 at 5:19pm
By: Dandello
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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 54 Last Post Apr 23rd, 2017 at 4:22pm
By: Dandello
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1.3.1 to 2.5.2 conversion fails
We're trying to migrate to YaBB 2.5.2 from 1.3.1 Gold. The source data is on another server so we've been following the instructions to place the old Members, Messages, Boards and a few files from Var...

Started Feb 10th, 2013 at 6:14pm by reolf
5 1,585 Last Post Feb 11th, 2013 at 12:07am
By: Dandello
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2.5.2 shows rubbish text
New 2.5.2 Setup - Uploaded in ASCII, Chmod everything  to 755 ( just to be sure ) and started
shows paths and all - after i click -> "Save setings"
i get similar picture:
( borrowed image...

Started Oct 29th, 2012 at 10:26am by badgravity
6 2,359 Last Post Nov 2nd, 2012 at 4:50am
By: Elfen
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Hi everyone!
Just updated a 2.1 ot 2.5AE
Lost quite a few messages for some reason.
However, when I try an edited the Template (Admin Centre>Forum Layout>Template) I get the following m...

Started Sep 13th, 2010 at 2:39pm by UKSte
13 7,028 Last Post Mar 26th, 2011 at 3:25pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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500 server error
Searched this forum for 500 server error and got not one result which surprised me.
Fresh install on a Unix server, cgi-bin already working with another .pl script.
Path is correct on all sc...

Started Oct 28th, 2010 at 10:40am by gt
8 20 Last Post Jun 16th, 2012 at 6:43pm
By: Elfen
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A few issues with new install 2.5AE
I did a fresh install of Yabb 2.5AE... but on my admin page it says "YOUR version: 2.4"... but it had the 2.5AE logo on the main page... its telling me to update for some reason.
Also, new post n...

Started Sep 28th, 2010 at 11:54pm by skunk74
9 2,945 Last Post Oct 7th, 2010 at 12:56am
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Addon Domains for cPanel
Addon Domains for cPanel
Ok, I had good advice on adding a new domain to my existing account on cPanel (saves on new account charges) as my web host would allow it. Presumably would have to creat...

Started Sep 1st, 2012 at 6:54pm by Elrick.
12 5,174 Last Post Sep 13th, 2012 at 2:06pm
By: Dandello
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Admin Email Setup - Keeps Failing
I can't get YaBB to email. 
Here is the setup.  It is Yabb 2.5 AE
In the Admin, Advanced Settings, Email tab
Send using - YaBB SMTP Engine
Server Au...

Started Feb 8th, 2011 at 3:59am by Delpi
1 1,949 Last Post Feb 8th, 2011 at 5:17pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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administrator profile missing
Was setting up for the first time, must have changed something I shouldn't have?
when I log in as admin, the "Admin" choice is missing from the commands... I have "home" "help" "search" "members"...

Started Oct 31st, 2010 at 4:17am by scotty
3 1,864 Last Post Nov 2nd, 2010 at 6:04am
By: JonB
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After installation: default.css can't be opened
Hi all,
I just have set up an YaBB 2.5. When I want to change the template, I get the message, that defualt.css can't be opened. It is there, and CHMOD is set to 666.
I guess I have to chang...

Started Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:41am by gerry1301
14 60 Last Post Jul 22nd, 2012 at 1:51pm
By: xnoddyx
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After upgrade threads incorrectly showing as new
I've upgraded from YaBB 2.1 to 2.5AE (using the new install and transferring the necessary files over manually technique).
At first glance everything seems to be working well apart from one thing...

Started Aug 13th, 2011 at 8:27am by djblamire
1 12 Last Post Aug 13th, 2011 at 5:55pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Any Gotcha's in jump from YaBB 2.2 to 2.5
Currently running Yabb 2.2 and plan to do a fresh install with 2.5 and then just move the data (Boards, Members, Messages, etc...) over.  Have some slight code modifications for banner integration, .c...

Started Jul 17th, 2010 at 4:45am by dblduck
3 1,967 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2010 at 6:50pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Any quick way of chmoding?
I already have a smooth running Yabb forum and wish to install another. However I am dreading the file by file chmod stuff.  Last time it took four tries.  Is there any short cut or do I just perseve...

Started Sep 19th, 2010 at 6:35pm by Miss D Fyed
10 3,982 Last Post Oct 29th, 2010 at 3:45pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Attachments M.I.A
Hello folks,
This is my first post and I've searching for many hours to try and get a solution for my problem.
I'm moving a YaBB board from one host to another as well as upgrading to the la...

Started Jun 20th, 2012 at 3:31pm by legrant
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25 65 Last Post Jun 22nd, 2012 at 12:23am
By: Bill Myers
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Attempted upgrade, now even my backups won't work
Hello everyone,
Last night I attempted an upgrade and it did not work out. So I figured I would have my host upload a backup. That's not working out either, it says all my members are ex members....

Started Oct 11th, 2012 at 7:44pm by AustinBoatForums
13 2,862 Last Post Oct 17th, 2012 at 3:21pm
By: JonB
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Avatars don't display
I've just completed a fresh install of YaBB 2.5AE and it all seems to be working OK: Categories set, Boards established, members can register & post messages, etc.  I'm getting complaints that users c...

Started Jun 6th, 2011 at 8:20pm by Spitball
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13 800 Last Post Jun 8th, 2011 at 7:26pm
By: Spitball
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can't find files to install
I'm totally new at this.  Trying to install using the instructions on the yabbforum:
/codex/  (I'm not allowed to post the url yet)
At the end of paragraph 9, I am ins...

Started Mar 14th, 2013 at 10:50pm by Reid
6 6 Last Post Mar 15th, 2013 at 3:23pm
By: Dandello
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Can't get into admin panel anymore
I've just upgraded from 2.3 to 2.5. Everything went well until I was done running all maintenance scripts and was checking forum controls. It then said it couldn't find the proper .css file i...

Started Nov 22nd, 2011 at 4:24pm by kaseli
9 2,413 Last Post Feb 4th, 2012 at 5:14pm
By: JonB
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Can't Get Passed the Login Screen
I've just uploaded 2.5 to my server in a clean install, updated thew CHMODSt and run the file. Everything seemed to work OK as I made my way through the initial set up screens eventually reac...

Started Jun 3rd, 2011 at 1:25am by steveL
4 17 Last Post Jun 14th, 2011 at 6:40pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Can't understand this line.
This Line is not Understandable to me:
Step 1 - Editing the Path to Perl
Make note of the very first line in each of these files, which is called a shebang or "path to Perl." Depending on...

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Started Sep 3rd, 2010 at 4:53pm by Sahil
1 1,191 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2010 at 9:00pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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CGI Scripts showing as text

Started Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:04pm by mrbrklyn
3 3,282 Last Post May 19th, 2013 at 12:10am
By: Dandello
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cgi-bin positioning and domain display
Hi there,
I hope someone can help, I added a Yabb forum to a sports related website many years ago, and wanted to return and give it another go. I was able to install it with no issues using defa...

Started Feb 15th, 2011 at 12:50pm by bikerchris-uk
5 84 Last Post Mar 12th, 2011 at 8:21pm
By: bikerchris-uk
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clean copy of
Can I please get a 'clean' copy of from somewhere? It is my understanding that this is auto-generated after installation, and mine got lost along the way. I am trying to figure out what th...

Started Dec 11th, 2012 at 4:57am by freediver
3 1,298 Last Post Dec 11th, 2012 at 5:25am
By: Dandello
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Content Encoding Error
So what is this ?????
Go through the setup, says all ok, try to run the forum and
Content Encoding Error
Full error says :
The page you are tryi...

Started May 29th, 2010 at 12:01pm by fredPress
9 3,584 Last Post May 31st, 2010 at 7:51pm
By: JonB
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Need a little help here please, trying to install YaBB forum,and got an error says 'Unable to open ./Variables/cook.txt: Permission denied', I've search the whole folder and couldn't find the...

Started Mar 8th, 2011 at 4:57am by InfoYab
10 31 Last Post Mar 24th, 2011 at 3:46pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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