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ariana_falerni
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 10:41 am Reply with quote

I went from 7.3 to 7.8, and then having read all the bad things about anything above 7.6 decided to run the downgrade script and then upload the Raven 76v2.0.2 ditro.

I followed the instructions in the downgrade sticky (and Ran Sentinel because it wasn't previously installed:

1 - Get the PHP-Nuke Downgrader [7.8/7.7 to 7.6] and downgrade your database to 7.6

2 - Run the RN76 installSQL.php and only run the NSN Groups option

3 - If you need NukeSentinel installed then run the NS table installer

4 - Do NOT run setup.php! You will need to manually configure NukeSentinel(tm)

But now some of the links on the site are broken.. most notably the link to administrate the forums, which just gives me a blank page, and also the
links to "read more" in my articles just hang.

Also in my admin menu, I have icons for administering the site and then below it a menu to administer certain modules like forums etc., many of which are repeats of what is above them.

Did I miss some things I need to edit? How can I get to my forum admin page?

Thanks in advance!
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 1:58 pm Reply with quote

right, thats because you didnt delete out the old files first. Now, you have icons for say "forum" in the top part of admin and in the modules admin.

What you should have done was to put all your current site files into a folder called "oldstuff" for example. Then install the ravennuke files. Then replace out any extra features of your site, that were missing after the transfer from your old files.

I would also turn error reporting to true in your config.php file. See what other errors you have.

It will take time to fix. you will need to remove all the old admin files from your admin/case admin/links admin/modules folders. I would do this by comparing what is in those folders for ravens distro to those you have. I would of course backup the folders before deleting anything.

I hope that this helps.

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ariana_falerni
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:05 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Jaded, yes that was silly of me to do Sad
Is there anything wrong with having the extra admin icons?

I mean will deleting certain files actually help keep any errors from popping up?

I found an answer to why I couldn't get to the forum admin page in Raven's post to someone else:http://www.ravenphpscripts.com/postt6216.html so I clearly have the
vulnerability because when I added $forum_admin = 1; to my forum/admin/pagestart.php file, I was able to get in to administer my forum.

Unfortunately, in the post about which files to change to get rid of the vulnerability ( Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! )

I don't have any of them, I checked all the files and the $forum_admin = 1; was already define('FORUM_ADMIN', true);

so now I'm really lost!

Additionally, I'm getting some sql errors when administering my forum..

Can any of this have to do with extra files that aren't needed?

Thanks!
 
jaded
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:48 pm Reply with quote

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Is there anything wrong with having the extra admin icons?


yes, the new ones are the ones that will work correctly. You do not want to have a mixture in there of different versions. I would remove the old.

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I mean will deleting certain files actually help keep any errors from popping up?


you will most likely encounter some errors with the old ones in there. I would remove them

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I found an answer to why I couldn't get to the forum admin page in Raven's post to someone else:http://www.ravenphpscripts.com/postt6216.html so I clearly have the
vulnerability because when I added $forum_admin = 1; to my forum/admin/pagestart.php file, I was able to get in to administer my forum.

Unfortunately, in the post about which files to change to get rid of the vulnerability ( Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! )

I don't have any of them, I checked all the files and the $forum_admin = 1; was already define('FORUM_ADMIN', true);

so now I'm really lost!


You will not have these issues if you remove your old files. You might have a few errors but they will most likely be easily fixed.

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Additionally, I'm getting some sql errors when administering my forum..

Can any of this have to do with extra files that aren't needed?


Yes, they can.

If I were you, I would make a folder in my ftp with all the current site files. I would name it "oldstuff"

I would then move all my files and folders there.

DO NOT USE THE INSTALLATION FOLDER. YOU ALREADY DID ALL THAT AND YOUR DATABASE SHOULD BE OKAY
I would then reload only the files from Ravens Distro.

I would then put in my database info from the old config file(in the folder "oldstuff") into the config.php file from Ravens distro.

Then I would go to my website admin and see how things go. You will most likely be missing a few things. If you have any modules, addons that your current site uses. Then I would systematicly go through the site, see what errors you have. Most will be easily fixed by either replacing the extra addons, modules, blocks from the "oldstuff" folder. However DO NOT overwrite any of Ravens distros files with your old ones.

For instance. Say that your current site uses examplex module. you will of course not have that in your Raven distro. So, you will have to go into the folder "oldstuff" and get it. Then put that into your modules folder. you would do this with blocks, modules, etc. TAKE YOUR TIME slow and steady is much better then fast and sloppy in this case.

Good luck to you. Please post back your results.


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ariana_falerni
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:53 pm Reply with quote

Thanks jaded, I am going to try a fresh install. Luckily I didn't have any add-ons or anything, just a very custom theme which I'm not sure I'll know how to reinstall, but I think its just a matter of dropping the folder with my custom theme into the right location.. right?

I also think I am getting the sql error in the forum because stupidly I ran the upgrade scripts bringing my forum from .15 to .20, but didn't replace the actual files. I'll have to go search and see where I can get my hands on those.

Thanks again for your help, I'll definitely update the thread with my results after the fresh(er) install!
 
jaded
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:58 pm Reply with quote

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Thanks jaded, I am going to try a fresh install. Luckily I didn't have any add-ons or anything, just a very custom theme which I'm not sure I'll know how to reinstall, but I think its just a matter of dropping the folder with my custom theme into the right location.. right?


Yes, although you might have a no right blocks issue but that is easily fixed.

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I also think I am getting the sql error in the forum because stupidly I ran the upgrade scripts bringing my forum from .15 to .20, but didn't replace the actual files. I'll have to go search and see where I can get my hands on those.


you can get those from Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! in the downloads under bbtonuke. Your database should be fine. I wouldnt mess with that for now until you put the raven files in and see how things go.
 
ariana_falerni
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:43 am Reply with quote

Thank you everything worked perfectly!!!
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jaded
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:54 am Reply with quote

wonderful to hear!
 
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