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upgrading from 2.2.1 to 2.5
Dec 9th, 2011 at 11:54pm
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I would like to upgrade from YaBB 2.2.1 to the latest version (2.5AE?). I cannot find the appropriate detailed instructions. I assume they come with the download.

On the downloads page:

http://www.yabbforum.com/downloads.php

if I click on the upgrade.zip link, it appears to take me to the old versions of YaBB. Or are these the upgrade files from each version?

Should I just get the full copy of the latest version and start from there?

I have a few mods and template changes that I would like to hang onto.

I am doing this so I can install spamfruits or something similar to cut back on spam registrations. If there is an easier way to do this without upgrading please let me know.
  

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Re: upgrading from 2.2.1 to 2.5
Reply #1 - Dec 10th, 2011 at 5:25am
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I just checked and you're right - the navigation in the downloads area is a little odd. Clicking on the 2.5AE upgrade.zip link takes you to all the available downloads, not the 2.5AE upgrade file.  Shocked

If the mods you have for 2.21 are available for 2.5 then why not go for it?  I'm not sure how different 2.21 is from 2.5 but moving from 2.4 to 2.5 was relatively painless.

Of course, you could always try to sweet talk somebody into modding a version of SpamFruits for 2.21.  Cool
« Last Edit: Dec 10th, 2011 at 5:27am by Dandello »  

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Re: upgrading from 2.2.1 to 2.5
Reply #2 - Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:16am
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I installed 2.5 from scratch. I have most members and posts moved over. However there are some problems.

Members cannot respond to posts. I can, so it is hard for me to debug.

Recent personal messages are missing. Where should they be located?
  

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Re: upgrading from 2.2.1 to 2.5
Reply #3 - Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:40am
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Responding to post problem is fixed. I will look into missing PMs. Can I just copy missing files into the appropriate directory and hope for the best?
  

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Re: upgrading from 2.2.1 to 2.5
Reply #4 - Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:55am
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Now copy the following files to a separate folder and rename them as it is shown here:

    advsettings.txt => upgrade_advsettings.txt
    secsettings.txt => upgrade_secsettings.txt
    Settings.pl => upgrade_Settings.pl

then move the renamed files into cgi-bin/yabb2/Variables/ of your new forum.


What do I do then? Do I run the pl file?
  

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