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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #46 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 12:58pm
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I do not get the
step 1: OK
Step 2: OK
screens........

all I get are errors
  

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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #45 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 12:31pm
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West we go man,

thanks,
i have been trying to do this. what is the mod file EXACTLY?
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #44 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 12:21pm
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Dandello wrote on Jan 8th, 2013 at 5:21pm:
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.



I put these instructions together after my last upgrade. I always seem to run into problems moving the messages folder, because it splits in it two because there are more than 10000 files.

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1354483762
  

Founding member of . I recently upgraded from YaBB 2.2.1 to 2.5 AE to 2.5.2.
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #43 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 8:23am
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Hang in there. I was completely lost when I tried installing Boardmod ... none of it made any sense to me. I encountered the exact same problems you did. But then thanks to a couple of people in particular over at Boardmod, I was given step by step instructions until I was finally able to install a couple of mods.

Hopefully in the future at some point, YaBB will include Boardmod as part of its core so we can access it via our Admin Center, and it will also include a self-installation mod of sorts so that YaBB's public at large can use YaBB successfully.

Until then, feel good that a lot of people have used Boardmod successfully, and if a normal guy like me can do it, you can too. Ironically, once you see how it really works, you'll have one of those moments of clarity, and you'll think to yourself, "But of course!"

  

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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #42 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 7:57am
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That is empty because you haven't copied the .mod file to C:/program files/boardmod/mods/2.5.2 folder.

Once you do that you will see the mod in the list on the right. You then tick the box to the left of the mod name and it will install. Look at the images on my site and it will be self explanatory.

The files you edit will be the ones that you download from your server. These should be separate from your backup just incase something goes wrong, you still have something to fall back on.

Go to the following link and read it. Nothing to download on this page. Just links and instructions that will help you. If you don't take the time to read it, it won't help!

http://www.mervingraves.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?custompage=boardmod

If nothing goes wrong during installation, a mod can be installed in minutes, not days.

You have a 2.5.2 folder showing in the pic that you posted so you have made progress. Paste a mod that you want to install into that folder and then re-select the folder. It will show up.

But, read the instructions in full on the page that I posted the link to!!!! I can't stress this enough.
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #41 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:44am
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #40 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:34am
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do I need these if I have 2.5.2?

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StopForumSpam_Mod_V0_6_252.zip (7 KB | 21 )
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #39 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:29am
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yabb 2.5.2 is already installed


I am not talking about the drop down selector



all I know is it should not taske days to install a mod..... gonig to bed adfter taking pills .. I am so wound up and frustrated

  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #38 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:21am
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BoardMod takes the version number from names of the folders in BoardMod/Mods/. It's a dropdown selector, not an input box. If there's nothing in the dropdown then there's no folders in BoardMod/Mods/ for BoardMod to read.

Once BoardMod can find the folders and you select one, the names of the mod files in that folder will appear.
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #37 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:17am
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First, if you're going to install YaBB 2.5.2 on your server, do it before you add any additional mods. You may not need the StopForumSpam mod. You can use your old Settings.pl from cgi-bin/yabb2/Variables. So copy it and save it and then put it back in its proper folder when you're done.

The BoardMod program needs to know the location of YaBB.pl file (and the other files) you supposedly downloaded from your server and put into a directory on your computer (folders and all.) If it's 2.5, then the folder in c:\programs\boardmod\mods\ (or whereever it is) needs to be named 2.5. If you're working on YaBB 2.5.2 then that folder needs to be named 2.5.2.

Many 2.5 mods will work with 2.5.2 without any problems.
  

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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #36 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:14am
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I AM NOT ABLE to enter a mod name or version

what am i doing wrong?
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #35 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:09am
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cancel...sorry
that last post
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #34 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:07am
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i ASSUMED i WAS SUPPOSED TO USE THE mod FOR SPAMMER LOCATION SO I DID.. THEN i WAS ASKED TO SELECT MY VERSION WHICH IS yAb 2.5.2.... WHICH IS NOT IN THE DROP DOWN


sorry for caps

what am i supposed to do?
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #33 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 5:04am
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I am about ready to give up/......

NO i downloaded the board mod.... OK i got it... downloaded to computer.

No the board mod is telling me to ........" enter the path to
your YaBB.pl or YaBB.cgi in the first box.

  WHICH YABB .PL??????????????

MY BACK UPYABB.PL?
MY CURRENT YABB.PL????????
MY NEW YABB.PL THAT IS DOWNLOADED FROM THE MOD I DOWNLOADED FOR THE SPAMMERS?  WHICH  ONE AM I DOING THIS FOR?

I FEEL INSANE
  
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Re: Converting 2.5 to 2.5.2 without losing settings
Reply #32 - Jan 11th, 2013 at 4:40am
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Go here and download version 2.5.6. Versions of the download have nothing to do with your YaBB version but the actual mods have a difference.
http://www.boardmod.org/downloads.php
  
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