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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #11 - Nov 26th, 2010 at 7:20am
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #10 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 9:09pm
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Start date is 1/1/2001 and there are no messages starting with a 9.
  
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #9 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 7:23pm
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codva wrote on Nov 25th, 2010 at 5:25pm:
it looks like the conversion process may be changing the forums.totals permissions to 644.

  This is not a problem ... initially these files should be 666, but as the server rewrites these files it is normal to have them changed to 644 and continue to work.

   Your forum start date correct ? (could cause problems later if not set the same as the old forum).
    You had no messages in the ./Messages folder starting with 9 (Gold Forum) ?
  
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #8 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 5:25pm
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I hand to create the forums.totals file by hand - but I do have it working now. FWIW, it looks like the conversion process may be changing the forums.totals permissions to 644. I redid the entire installation and am 100% sure that forums.totals was 666 and was working properly before I converted. However, after the conversion my forums.totals file was blank, and it was 644.

But anyway, it's working now. Thanks for all the help.
  
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #7 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 3:44pm
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codva wrote on Nov 25th, 2010 at 2:53pm:
what would happen if I just ran setup.pl again?

 Nothing bad ... as long as Paths are correct.   You have to remove the lock files from the ./Variables folder, first.

I forgot this .. since you upgraded from Gold, it is possible this might help .. See the YaBB Codex http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1191989690
   Also .. when you install Y2.5, did you back date the forum install date/time?  Meaning set the date/time before the (original) admin's registration date from the old forum?
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #6 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 2:53pm
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As an experiment, I replaced the forums.totals file with the base one from the install file, making sure it was uploaded as ASCII and re-ran the forum count. Now the recycle forum is showing up correctly, but nothing else is. Does that give anybody a hint as to where the problem may lie?

I think I understand how to rebuild that file by hand - but is there a file somewhere with the post counts? This board has been in existence for about 6 years. Trying to count everything would be a nightmare!

One more question - what would happen if I just ran setup.pl again?

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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #5 - Nov 25th, 2010 at 1:40am
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Reply #4 - Nov 24th, 2010 at 5:54pm
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./boards was a mix of 644 and 666. Not sure how that happened. Anyway, changed everything to 666 - re-ran all the maintenance controls - still nothing. forums.totals is a blank file - which is obviously the problem. Looked in the old ./boards directory from the 1 Gold site - file doesn't exist there at all so I'm guessing it wasn't a part of 1 Gold.

What should I try next?

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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #3 - Nov 24th, 2010 at 3:21pm
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Ok, check one other thing, your ./Boards folder (755 min.) and files 666.  Especially forum.totals file.
  
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #2 - Nov 24th, 2010 at 2:30am
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Yes - I went through the list top to bottom and ran all the maintenance items. This is the contents of my /Variables folder - downloaded to Desktop and then copied. All files are 666.

Is something missing?

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/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Admin.helporder
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/adminlog.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/allowed.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/attachments.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/ban_log.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/bots.hosts
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/clicklog.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Converter.lock
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/email_domain_filter.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/errorlog.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/flood.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Gmod.helporder
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/gmodsettings.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/index.html
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/log.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Menu0.def
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Menu1.def
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Menu2.def
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Moderator.helporder
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/modlist.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/mostlog.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/news.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/oldestmes.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/registration.log
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/reserve.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/reservecfg.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Settings.pl
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/Setup.lock
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/spamrules.txt
/home/cod/Desktop/Variables/User.helporder 

  
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Re: Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Reply #1 - Nov 24th, 2010 at 1:15am
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Did you include the files from your old ./Variables folder as directed ?

codva wrote on Nov 23rd, 2010 at 9:15pm:
I have run all the maintenance rebuilds as directed in the upgrade guide.

and recounts ?
  
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Upgrade mostly working - except Forum index page
Nov 23rd, 2010 at 9:15pm
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I have (mostly) successfully migrated YABB 1 Gold to 2.5 on a new server. All the members are there, boards and posts are there, etc. However, on the Forum index page the post count, topic count and last post fields are all showing n/a. If you click into a board the posts are there and the replies / views counts are correct.

I have run all the maintenance rebuilds as directed in the upgrade guide.
  
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