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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #6 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 8:51pm
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Should I fix the folder permissions first before upgrading to 2.5.2?

And if yes then can I use the instructions for 2.5.2 to fix any permissions problems?
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 7:55pm
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2.5.2 has a Quick-Guide with the permissions listed. In a nutshell - all folders (including the folders inside of folders) should be set to 755. All files should be set to 644 except YaBB.pl, AdminIndex.pl  and Sources/SpellChecker.pl - those three must be set to 755. Also, those three files must be checked to make sure they have the proper address for the Perl installation on the server. (Called a 'shebang')

If you find you need to set any of the permissions to 777 or 666 to get them to work, the server your site is on has some configuration issues which can lead to security issues.

Also, when getting 2.5.2 make sure you have a newest build which is at http://yabb.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/yabb/branches/2.5.2/?view=tar This is a 'tar' instead of a zip.
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 7:41pm
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Thanks Smiley I might need that!

So step one would be to check all the permissions?

I know how to change permissions but where can I find a list of what the permissions should be?
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 7:23pm
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We've got some experienced installer people here if you need help.  Smiley

And I do see what may be part of the problem - my browser converts 'Coletāneas' to 'Colet%E2neas' - so there may be a character encoding issue.
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Reply #2 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 6:44pm
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OK I"m going to start it now. I'm not sure how much is wrong with it but it's been unused for a couple of years because of some problems. You can see it here.

http://vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl

I think it has some folder permission problems.
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #1 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 6:37pm
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We've had users successfully move from Gold to 2.5.2. Just make sure your old forum is actually working before you try to upgrade. Upgrading won't fix corrupted member files or posts. (And always make sure you have a good backup before you make any major changes.)
  

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Mar 7th, 2013 at 6:05pm
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I have a YaBB 1 Gold installation that has some problems but nothing too serious. I would like to upgrade  it to the latest version. How can I do that without losing the forum posts? The server is at DreamHost.com

Not sure what they use but I can check if necessary.
  
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