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 Apr 18th, 2012 at 6:43pm
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Setup.pl download instead of execute
hi, I'm new here and when I link to the Setup.pl file it download it instead of opening it. What do I do wrong ?

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 Reply #1 - Apr 18th, 2012 at 7:08pm
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Re: Setup.pl download instead of execute
Does your host support Perl?
 
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 Reply #2 - Apr 18th, 2012 at 9:19pm
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Yes and it's activated
 
 
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Is Setup.pl in the proper place with the proper permissions? (755) Was it uploaded as text rather than binary (pictures)?
 
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 Reply #4 - Apr 18th, 2012 at 10:31pm
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Yes already done.
 
 
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Thanks but I've change for another software.
 
 
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Oh well. You win some. You lose some.  Roll Eyes

Installing forum software in general isn't for the public at large. That's just the nature of it. I think that's one of the reasons Facebook took off the way that it did.

Yes, I'm biased towards YaBB, but YaBB is so much better at organization than Facebook is. If YaBB could be centralized like Facebook, everybody would be using it.

You want to administer your own YaBB forum? No problem.  Cool

Thinking aloud here ... Imagine a one-click solution to automate a new YaBB forum, and then to have that forum naturally connected to every other YaBB forum that's in existence; within certain parameters of course.

It seems that YaBBbook is available.  Smiley
 
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 Reply #7 - Apr 19th, 2012 at 12:54am
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Experitec.ca wrote on Apr 18th, 2012 at 11:56pm:
Thanks but I've change for another software.

Thats too bad. If only you were able to get it to work, I think you would have found that YaBB is a lot easier to deal with and configure than other BB software.

Good luck.
 
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Bill Myers wrote on Apr 19th, 2012 at 12:30am:
If YaBB could be centralized like Facebook, everybody would be using it.

Here is one that will not  Wink

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Thinking aloud here ... Imagine a one-click solution to automate a new YaBB forum

Hence you need MySQL database

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to have that forum naturally connected to every other YaBB forum that's in existence; within certain parameters of course.

Spambots would have a field day  Grin

Anyway, never mind this talk of facebook, YaBB needs to sort itself out as a forum software first. What happened to past developers? Deti springs to mind and numerous others?
 
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It seems to me that in order to attract, and to keep developers, YaBB needs to show that it's serious about its future.

As things are now, YaBB's own support forum doesn't even bother dealing with spam posts; at least not in an effective way. The irony about this lack of will is that YaBB's been offered anti-spam mods and other tools, but those offerings have been ignored. A slap in the face.

See a pattern here?  Roll Eyes

What's the point of being a developer for YaBB if what's being developed isn't included in its software?   Huh

The good news is that YaBB can easily turn itself around.

The 1st step was getting it's own support forum back online after it had been down for about 11 days I think it was.

The 2nd step is to stop allowing spam posts to be published. Otherwise, there is a perception that YaBB itself is being ignored.

The 3rd step, and possibly the final step is to simply let YaBB be what it is, a really great forum.

Little steps are important. Dealing with the small stuff is important. Taking these little steps, and dealing with the small stuff will show that YaBB's leaders care about its future.

Those of you posting seem to care about its future. I certainly do. But we're actually insignificant in the big picture of the many users of YaBB who will really only come here for support versus being part of YaBB's development community.

So when regular YaBB users come over to this forum, let them see that they too can have a spam-free forum; and that they too can enjoy a forum that operates smoothly.

This support forum should not have spam.

This support forum should not have glitches.

This support forum should continue to offer up solutions to any user's problems.

That's all that is needed.  Smiley
 
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This Topic was moved here from Non-YaBB Programming and Technical Help by Dandello.
 
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 Reply #11 - Dec 4th, 2012 at 9:52pm
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I tried to upgrade my 2.4 install to the latest version today and I'm having this same issue now.  I have stripped out the old version and have tried the upgrade route and the fresh install route and I'm still hvaing this problem.  Perl must work as I have been running 2.4 for years.

I installed the files from a USB drive and not through FTP.  I set chmod manually, but I am assuming I don't have to worry about the ASCII/Binary part as thats an FTP thing, right?

I have a Viglen MPC running Xubuntu as my forum server.
 
 
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It's never safe to assume that the ftp software can actually tell the difference between ascii and binary without being explicitly told which files are which.   Huh

As to the rest - it's possible that something got messed up during the unpacking from zip. Have you tried opening Setup.pl in a text editor and making sure it gets saved as text?
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I hadn't, no.  But my friend mark remotely logged in and made some changes and right now Setup.pl appears to be working.  He has changed some chmods to 666.  I'll see if he can come here to explain it better so when i ruin it again rtomorrow I can undo my mistakes Wink
 
 
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Re: Setup.pl download instead of execute
lawnor wrote on Dec 4th, 2012 at 11:29pm:
He has changed some chmods to 666


if you have CHMOD of 666 and 777 there is a server misconfiguration there is a post on this somewhere here i just cant find it just now.
 
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