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Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166783 is a reply to message #166782] Wed, 22 February 2012 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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Kinda looks like a backdoor symlynk to your root (disk path).

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Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166785 is a reply to message #166783] Thu, 23 February 2012 02:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think i have reached the limit of what i am comfortable doing tbh.
Until i learn more stuff (including how the interaction with the hosts works) i'm going to back off. I've done a lot and got lots working but the Broken ACP is beyond me at the moment.

I'm happy that i got so far. But to go further, i actually need a holding hand and active input.

Many thanks for your help Witcher :toppa:

I've advised the owner that they should really have either the Host, or a 3rd Party have a nosy and see if it can be fixed up properly. I've sugested your Big hammer approach which, i feel is the correct one. There is simply too much history of mismanagement in the old files to keep the set up as it is. A clean sweep/install and a upload of the back-up is best i feel.

I shall, keep you informed.

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Understood! We wouldn't want you to get over your head either.

One of the marvelous things I've found in the last few years is that forums come in a vast array of different configurations, and people seem to use them in as many different ways as they can imagine. Makes it all that much more interesting!



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Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166813 is a reply to message #166787] Wed, 29 February 2012 05:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello,

Me again Cool


Right, I've had further looks in the Host site and we are able to have sub-domains ( and actually have an old one Very Happy ) and i feel a little happier with setting up a sub-forum as you suggest.

So, i've read the installation instructions, but i need some reassurance,

The subforum is in a separate folder and has a separate address and actually has an old INSTALL.PHP file left in it (Probably by someone who was going to do same but stopped) there is also a database entry for this Sub forum.

I believe our host is on Apache 2.2

Is this simply a case of deleting the old INSTALL.PHP file, uploading the new Install files and firing it up from the web? Confused


Is this to simple? Will i break our working forum in the other folder?


Looking for your help here Witcher, im ready to take another step forward.....
Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166815 is a reply to message #166813] Wed, 29 February 2012 07:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not knowing the version, or other info I wouldn't touch it other than to delete it unless you were just curious..... I would start off with a fresh copy of my current version instead of an unknown!

(Have you already looked through all your other globals paths already? As per
http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=120334&goto=166791& ;#msg_166791


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Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166816 is a reply to message #166815] Wed, 29 February 2012 07:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Witcher wrote on Wed, 29 February 2012 12:30
Not knowing the version, or other info I wouldn't touch it other than to delete it unless you were just curious..... I would start off with a fresh copy of my current version instead of an unknown!

(Have you already looked through all your other globals paths already? As per
http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=120334&goto=166791& ;amp ;#msg_166791


Yea, working through that as we speak.

The GSM IS updating the
/Script $Globals.php
/Include $Globals.php


But NOT the

/ADM $Globals
/Root $Globals.


So, as you say, it might be a symlink issue.
I looked for the SYMlink locations but couldn't find them, where are they to check? (Sorry for the dumb question)


(This symlink think may be the cause tbh)
Odg: Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166819 is a reply to message #166816] Wed, 29 February 2012 12:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I found this in the include/glob.inc file
Quote:
** Create symbolic links to the forum's GLOBALS.php file. */function fud_symlink($src, $dest) { /* Ensure we don't have any bogus symlinks (i.e. re-installing over old forum). */@unlink($dest);

/* Older windows systems doesn't have symlinks and some hosts disable them - use crude emulation. */if (!function_exists('symlink') || (function_exists('symlink') && @symlink($src, $dest) === FALSE)) { if (!($fp = fopen($dest, 'wb'))) { return FALSE; } fwrite($fp, '<?php include_once \''. $src .'\'; ?>'); fclose($fp); } }

?>

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Now, am I correct in thinking my symlinks should be here, but are missing?

And, is this the missing code?
Citat:
; 787 788 /* Make symlinks to GLOBALS.php. */789 fud_symlink($INCLUDE .'GLOBALS.php', $SERVER_ROOT .'GLOBALS.php'); 790 fud_symlink($INCLUDE .'GLOBALS.php', $SERVER_ROOT .'adm/GLOBALS.php'); 791 fud_symlink($INCLUDE .'GLOBALS.php', $SERVER_DATA_ROOT .'scripts/GLOBALS.php'); 792 793 $url_parts = parse_url($WWW_ROOT);


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Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166824 is a reply to message #166729] Fri, 02 March 2012 01:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I downloaded Fudforum2go last night

Shocked Shocked Shocked


Brilliant idea Very Happy


Anyway, all of the Globals files excluding /include are (i believe) symlinks, that is, they don't actually have any code in, just a include instruction pointing back to the Full Globals file in the /include directory.

So, Is my fix as simple as:
*copying the globals.php (symlink) in fudforum2go
*Replacing the directory path with the correct one from my server
*overwriting the 3 globals in the /script/root/adm directories

Could someone post a globals.php symlink from thier forum root path so i can have a reference?


Please? Very Happy
Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166845 is a reply to message #166824] Wed, 07 March 2012 00:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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pips wrote on Fri, 02 March 2012 06:48


Could someone post a globals.php symlink from thier forum 3.03 root path so i can have a reference to regenerate same?

Please? Very Happy

Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166846 is a reply to message #166845] Wed, 07 March 2012 01:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Please run the consistency checker. It should (with later versions) check and repair the links automatically.

$ ls -l GLOBALS.php                                  
lrwxrwxrwx 1 web web 63 Mar  3 21:09 GLOBALS.php -> /home/web/htdocs/forum/include/GLOBALS.php

Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166847 is a reply to message #166846] Wed, 07 March 2012 03:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Consistancy checker is falling down on the number of connections open, and is something i'm looking into fixing. (Its a host issue i think)

Anyway, thanks for the data :adore:
Re: Unable to Upgrade due to broken broken admin panel [message #166862 is a reply to message #166847] Sat, 10 March 2012 09:17 Go to previous message
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Sorry I've not been around Pips.... The Dragons of life they've been having me surrounded but they ain't had a Witcher lunch yet!

Any how here is a copy of the globals from my oldest.

I don't use a /forum sub directory so this resides directly in the root (That means your paths should be different, and I've obfuscated some of the numbers).
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