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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 4]
Reply #209 - Nov 25th, 2007 at 3:11am
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just curious but is there gonna be an smf converter module for yabb?
  
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Reply #208 - Nov 19th, 2007 at 6:52am
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I've made a hack to the converter. Now it writes right <br /> tags and &amp; &lt; and &gt;. The quote tags are converted to simple quotes (sorry I don't have much knowledge about YaBB syntax. I'm new here).

The problem was that convertor changes the < and > and & from the above tags.
The changed version is here
If you have problems with my changes or want to ask me something post here.
Regards.
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Reply #207 - Nov 17th, 2007 at 8:25pm
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I have written a quick mod to give the appearance of fixing those weird tags.

Basically, it does two things:
1)  If a user views a message that contains those weird tags, it fixes them before parsing the UBBC, in order to make the message look correct when it's loaded.
2)  If a user makes a new post that includes the weird phpBB formatting, it will fix those weird tags before saving the message.

When I say "the weird phpBB formatting", I'm referring to the 10-digit code that follows the colon in the UBBC tags.

In other words, it changes:
[code][color=red:8562ae5e28]This is some red text[/color:8562ae5e28][/code]
into:
[code][color=red]This is some red text[/color][/code]

It also fixes the <br /> problem after converting phpBB to YaBB.

I'm sure the concept behind the mod could be added into the universal converter in order to fix the formatting during conversion, but I didn't even look at doing that.

This mod will not fix the phpBB quotes, though.  I didn't mess around with trying to convert the:
[code][quote="Astarod"][/code]
tags into YaBB style quotes.  I'm sure someone could write up a quick regex to do that, though.

The mod is in this topic over at BoardMod:  http://www.boardmod.org/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=programming;action=display;num=1195298040;start=0#5
  

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Reply #206 - Sep 22nd, 2007 at 3:55am
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abc2030 wrote on Sep 2nd, 2007 at 1:48pm:
hi
all the converted messages have html tags in them. example:
[quote][quote:8562ae5e28="Astarod "]<br />sieht cool aus aber leider hab ich erfahren das stefan kein dsl im moment hat ich weiß auch nicht genau wie lange das so ist aber ich mach mich noch mal schlau<br />[/quote:8562ae5e28]<br /><br />Is ja klar, die alte Lusche


i need a script to fix the <br /> and Quote:
tags. (a simple [quote] will do it fine)

thx and greets, abc2030



You could use a programming editor (eg.  NotePad+++), opening several files at once and do a replace.
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Reply #205 - Sep 2nd, 2007 at 1:48pm
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hi

all the converted messages have html tags in them. example:
Quote:
[quote:8562ae5e28="Astarod "]<br />sieht cool aus aber leider hab ich erfahren das stefan kein dsl im moment hat ich weiß auch nicht genau wie lange das so ist aber ich mach mich noch mal schlau<br />[/quote:8562ae5e28]<br /><br />Is ja klar, die alte Lusche


i need a script to fix the <br /> and [quote] tags. (a simple [quote] will do it fine)

thx and greets, abc2030
  
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Reply #204 - Aug 31st, 2007 at 1:10pm
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What kind of problem did you have? Did it crash the converter, not convert properly, etc?
  

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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 4]
Reply #203 - Aug 22nd, 2007 at 9:55am
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hi

i converted succesfull from phpbb 2.0.22 to yabb 2.1.
so thx for the converter ak108!

the only problem are the <br> tags in the messages. i had seen a script here to remove them, but i could not find it again Sad
can anybody help me?

greets, abc2030
  
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Reply #202 - Aug 13th, 2007 at 9:03pm
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Glad to hear that Smiley
  

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Reply #201 - Aug 13th, 2007 at 5:19pm
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I just converted a small phpBB2 board to YaBB2 and had only one minor problem.  I had to remove the {AutoCommit => 0} from each DBI->connect

Other than that it worked great.

Thank you all very much.

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Reply #200 - May 17th, 2007 at 10:20am
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does it support converting from vb forum
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Reply #199 - Mar 7th, 2007 at 11:26pm
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This is an issue with the number of messages you have, probably. Which version of Yabb 2 are you on?
  

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Reply #198 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 6:38pm
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Hello
I had a phpbb and i used converter
(
666M    /var/www/cgi-bin/yabb2/Messages/
434M    /var/lib/mysql/phpbb/
)

After a long long time it converted but the problem is that when i use Recount Board Totals or Rebuild Message Index after a long time appears:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>500 Internal Server Error</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Internal Server Error</h1>
<p>The server encountered an internal error or
misconfiguration and was unable to complete
your request.</p>
<p>Please contact the server administrator,
*** and inform them of the time the error occurred,
and anything you might have done that may have
caused the error.</p>
<p>More information about this error may be available
in the server error log.</p>
<hr>
<address>Apache/2.2.3 (Fedora) Server at *** Port 80</address>
</body></html>



I can see the messages but i can't see the number of topics or posts.
Can you help me ?
  
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Reply #197 - Mar 4th, 2007 at 2:13am
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i would like to inquire about hiring someone to convert my existing UBB classic BB to YaBB. we have an immediate need. thanks,
grant
troutbum @  flypurist.com
  
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Reply #196 - Jan 16th, 2007 at 2:22am
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OK I'll try that.
  
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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 4]
Reply #195 - Jan 16th, 2007 at 2:14am
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First, a note: While there has been success with the Converter, note that it is only provided for testing purposes.

You may have to convert the data at the old host first and then move it. Some hosts do not allow you to access the database from elsewhere.
  

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