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 Reply #180 - Sep 21st, 2006 at 7:50am
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AK108 wrote on Sep 20th, 2006 at 9:59pm:
Did you put in a cgi-bin directory (if your server has one)?



Yeah, take a look, it is in the following location.

http://www.afunnyoldgame.co.uk/cgi-bin/convert/converter.pl
 
 
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 Reply #181 - Sep 22nd, 2006 at 10:23pm
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when i try to use the converter i get an internal server error. I have tried to put it in the main cgi-bin folder, and in the cgi-bin folder of my yabb directory. with both folders i got the same error message.

yabb was installed by automaticly in the control panel of my website. apperantly the yabb installation is all installed in the yabb folder. Nothing is in my cgi-bin folder. Yabb itself works fine, I just want to convert my old database to yabb

anybody knows what to do?
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 Reply #182 - Sep 23rd, 2006 at 2:32am
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@richwilks: I cannot tell what the problem is without more information, sorry. Sad

@TheFes: Did you chmod it correctly?
 
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 Reply #183 - Sep 24th, 2006 at 5:49pm
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how should i chmod it, because the readme isn't clear about it.. I have allready noticed that the chmod settings of the folders of yabb differ from the settings in the quick install guide, but yabb works perfectly.

and where should i put the converter, because nothing of my yabb installation is in my cgi-bin folder, it is all in a yabb folder in public_html. So should i put the converter files in this yabb folder too?
 
 
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 Reply #184 - Sep 24th, 2006 at 6:23pm
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The readme assumes that you've set up YaBB2 on your own before, so you know what chmod you need. This will change once I have more time to make it stable, but for now, it works.

If you have a cgi-bin directory, just put the converter there. You won't keep it around for long, so it won't matter.

You may need to make an .htaccess file as detailed in this post.
 
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 Reply #185 - Sep 24th, 2006 at 9:25pm
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well, it was an option in my control panel, it was done in a split second and it worked Smiley but I'll try the .htacces file, thanx and i'll keep you posted on the results
 
 
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 Reply #186 - Sep 24th, 2006 at 10:05pm
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Yes, I know that cPanel does a very nice job with setting up YaBB. But this converter isn't stable enough to actually include in the installation, and so you'll need to do the same things that setting up YaBB requires. Since YaBB's install process is more refined and documented, especially with chmods, the readme uses that as a reference (since if it works for YaBB, it should work with the converter).

Anyway, please keep me updated. I will eventually get back to developing this converter, and the feedback I receive here will help with future versions of the converter.
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 Reply #187 - Sep 25th, 2006 at 2:46pm
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Well, the conversion is complete now, at least, that's what the convertor said. But after I moved the folders and files to the main yabb folder only the boards seem to be working, there are no posts at all in all the different boards.. any solution for this? YaBB just shows that there are 0 posts and 0 threads. When I click a board it shows the threads correctly. I don't know if the members are transferred correctly too, since I don't have any passwords.

I have restored the original folders now, in case I did something wrong.. Please tell me what to do next Smiley

btw, it was an invision power board that I used. I first converted it to phpBB and checked if this worked. Then I converted it to YaBB using the converter. I got the converter to work after adding the rules to .htacces and chmodding
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 Reply #188 - Sep 25th, 2006 at 9:01pm
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It may not work at all. But, did you do the recount tools? Did you actually move the files? Did you chmod it correctly? How much of it worked?
 
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 Reply #189 - Sep 25th, 2006 at 10:08pm
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I have tried it all again, I have done the chmodding correctly, i have moved the files to their corresponding folders.

The forum displays the right boards, but not the right number of topics and posts, when I click on the board I can see the topics and posts have been converted.

The problem is, after I copied the files I can't login anymore as administrator, so I can't do the recount tools. I have tried to send a new password, but it won't send it (wrong username/password error message)

http://fesite.nl/yabb/YaBB.pl this is what I got at the moment
 
 
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 Reply #190 - Sep 26th, 2006 at 2:13am
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Reupload your admin.vars file from the YaBB2 package. If you don't have that, download YaBB 2.1 and get it.

From there, you should be able to rebuild. Hopefully that will fix the errors. If not, please give me as much information as possible about it.
 
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 Reply #191 - Sep 26th, 2006 at 11:28am
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I have completed all the steps now. The forum index shows the right number of topics now, but not the right amount of posts (the two numbers are equal). Furthermore not all the members were inported correctly, only 6 of 24, but the index page does show the right amount of members.
 
 
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 Reply #192 - Sep 29th, 2006 at 1:40pm
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does anybody have any suggestions? or do have to let everybody to regsiter again, and will i get redundant member files then?
 
 
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 Reply #193 - Sep 29th, 2006 at 10:12pm
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It's probably a converter bug. But first, check the contents of your Members/ directory.
 
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 Reply #194 - Jan 16th, 2007 at 12:22am
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I'm really struggling to understand how to do the conversion.  My phpbb and the YaBB are on different hosts as my current host is going out of business.  I can still get into the old CPanel, as well as ftp, but I am not sure how to pull the database from the old site into the convertor.
 
 
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