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Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings (Read 7,622 times)
 Jan 6th, 2013 at 10:34pm
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Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Hi guys, it is Dave 1 here under a different name. I have been unable to log into my account here , again and had to create a new account. I am glad I did becuase You brought up some interesting things that I need to know about and i hope you are still following this  post....

it does seem I dont have the latest version of Yabb and the websites I found with the allow deny IP's create them with illegal formats and they dont work very well but do  bit.  so my questions to you know are as follows.....

  • Where and How do I download the updated version of Yabb
    • How do I place it on my website WITHOUT changing any of the settings.... gong through all the settings again will take a along time, and I dont have time Smiley
      • Can you tell me more about the mods? just in case i am unable to upgrade to the new version because I would have to redo all my settings

        Thank you so much
 
 
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 Reply #1 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:14pm
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
The download is here: http://www.yabbforum.com/downloads.php

Functionally 2.5.2 is an update release of 2.5. If by settings, you mean what's in your Settings.pl, you can use your 2.5 Settings.pl in place of the 2.5.2 version. If you're referring to mods - Sorry but those will need to be reinstalled.

If you have a very large forum, it might be easier to simply replace the contents of './Admin', './Languages', and './Sources'. with the 2.5.2 versions.

Needless to say, always make a full backup of your forum and download it to a safe place before making any modifications of this type.

If you still need an 'auto' IP blocker - check out Derek Barnstorm's StopForumSpam mod at: http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1315522544

A list of mods that work with 2.5.2 is here: http://testbed.dandello.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1350496505
 
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 Reply #2 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:38pm
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
by setting I mean all the options i selected ... anything from time zone we are in to allowing or not allowing guests to post,  having members having to click a link in their email to validate the registration etc.... all those little options we have selected and customized.

after I download the newer version, when I upload it to the server will all my settings/options previously customized be removed?  if they will be removed by re uploaded and I back up my current files, then if I upload the backued up files then wont i just be running the old version? I am very confused on this upgrade
 
 
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Will the auto IP blocker you suggest work with my version of Yabb?
 
 
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
All those settings are saved in './Variables/Settings.pl'. Save your old one and use it instead of the new version. Then go through the Admin Center and save things to update Settings.pl. You won't lose your old settings, but you'll get the new ones.

Quick and dirty 2.5AE upgrade instructions
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Back up your forum for safety in case something bad happens. (You will NOT be re-uploading this unless something bad happens.)

Download 2.5.2 and unzip it onto your harddrive.
FTP the contents of Sources, Admin and Languages into their proper folders on your server. (Make sure the CHMODs don't change on SpellCheck.pl.) Also upload AdminIndex.pl and YaBB.pl and make sure the CHMODs are 755. (DO NOT UPLOAD Paths.pl. DO NOT UPLOAD Setup.pl)

Go into the Admin center, select your anti-spam utilities and save them. Your old settings will have been read and saved just like saving settings in 2.5.
 
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
dave1111 wrote on Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:42pm:
Will the auto IP blocker you suggest work with my version of Yabb?


Yes.
 
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 Reply #6 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:57pm
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
There are two downloads.........

which one am I supposed to use?

StopForumSpam_Mod_V0_6.zip (28 KB | 146 )
StopForumSpam_Mod_V0_6_252.zip (7 KB | 14 )
 
 
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
If you're installing it on 2.5AE, then you just need the first one.

If you're installing it on 2.5.2 you'll need both as the first one has the additional graphics and Perl files the mod needs and the second one has the 2.5.2 specific install package. (Many thanks to Derek BTW, for keeping this mod up to date.)

The other anti-spam mods incorporated into 2.5.2 are also available as mods for 2.5AE.

Note: if you need help installing mods, Carsten's forum at http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl is the place for mod assistance - most of the current mod writers check in there.
 
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 Reply #8 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 5:25pm
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
StopForumSpam_Mod_V0_6.zip (28 KB | 146 )

I suspect you use the above files and use the Mod file from the package below (as it only contains a mod file).

StopForumSpam_Mod_V0_6_252.zip (7 KB | 14 )
 
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Dandello wrote on Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:53pm:
Quick and dirty 2.5AE upgrade instructions
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Be sure to check the shebang lines on 'ModuleChecker.pl' in the 'cgi-bin/yabb2/Admin' folder and 'SpellChecker.pl' in the 'cgi-bin/yabb2/Sources' folder of the package you downloaded.

Good Luck
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
JonB wrote on Jan 9th, 2013 at 2:51pm:
Dandello wrote on Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:53pm:
Quick and dirty 2.5AE upgrade instructions
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Be sure to check the shebang lines on 'ModuleChecker.pl' in the 'cgi-bin/yabb2/Admin' folder and 'SpellChecker.pl' in the 'cgi-bin/yabb2/Sources' folder of the package you downloaded.

Good Luck
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For some reason I always forget to add that part.  Roll Eyes
 
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 Reply #11 - Jan 10th, 2013 at 10:09pm
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
thank you all for helping... this get me confused and anxious...

Two things here...

what is a shebang and what am I checking for?

I dont understand what this means dandello...."Then go through the Admin Center and save things to update Settings.pl. "


 i am not up to speed withe the Yabb Lingo so please talk to me like I am 5 years old Smiley  Tongue


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 Reply #12 - Jan 10th, 2013 at 10:20pm
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
what are my spellcheck.pl's permissions supposed to be?

you said make sure the chmod was not changed  but I dont know what it is supposed to b eso  I cant check on this ,...

thank you

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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
dave1111 wrote on Jan 10th, 2013 at 10:09pm:
i am not up to speed withe the Yabb Lingo so please talk to me like I am 5 years old

I'm waiting for the "5 years old" version of how to install YaBB myself. Smiley

Seriously, it's always so comical to see software developers put together "how to" manuals for their products; as if the general public can ever understand them.

I'm kind of reminded of the old days of IKEA when practically nobody could follow instructions on how to put together furniture that needed to be assembled.

 
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Sorry for all the posts... I think I am making progress, not bad for a 5 year old Smiley....

I read somewhere that i can set Yabb to send and check IP addresses with stop forum spam website?   How do I do that? I dont see this anywhere?


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