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Converting from PHPBB3? [message #159267] Sun, 17 May 2009 06:52 Go to next message
icarus is currently offline  icarus   
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Hi!

Is there any way by now to convert a forum based on PHPBB3 to FUD?

There is one site that I'm trying to convince from PHPBB to FUD because of the possibility to sync to a newsgroup and a mailing list.

Michael
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #159268 is a reply to message #159267] Sun, 17 May 2009 07:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have a converter for PHPBB2. However, I'm not sure how easy or difficult it would be to update it to version 3. Is the differences documented (especially the database schema)?

Best regards.

Frank
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #159407 is a reply to message #159268] Sun, 31 May 2009 08:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've just managed to convert a default phpBB3 install to FUDforum. If you are serious about this, please let me know.
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #159461 is a reply to message #159407] Thu, 04 June 2009 05:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi!
naudefj schrieb am So, 31 Mai 2009 14:05
I've just managed to convert a default phpBB3 install to FUDforum. If you are serious about this, please let me know.

That sounds great! Are there any downsides? It will be a forum with some thousand users. Shell access is no problem. Some technical issues have to be solved before - that's what I'm doing at the moment.

But: The biggest problem will be to convince the current administrators and the board (some members of the board are supporting my idea - but we have elections in the next months so I can't really tell if I can convince the new elected persons)

Michael
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #159787 is a reply to message #159461] Wed, 24 June 2009 09:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
That sounds great! Are there any downsides?


I cannot think of any right now. Needless to say, if your run into problems I would be more than willing to help.

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The biggest problem will be to convince the current administrators and the board


Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163291 is a reply to message #159787] Thu, 14 October 2010 15:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi all
Is this pbpbb3 converter available?
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163293 is a reply to message #163291] Thu, 14 October 2010 16:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, you can download it from
http://fudforum.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/fudforum/trunk/converters/phpBB/
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163295 is a reply to message #163293] Thu, 14 October 2010 18:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks
will give it a try
I have a question: Can you give a list of what will be converted?
forums, posts, permissions, smilies, avatars..?

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Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163300 is a reply to message #163295] Fri, 15 October 2010 12:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've installed FDforum on local server
set correct phpbb3 instalation path in phpbb3.php
run the script
I got following errors repeated several times
(It seems script converster deosnot support UTF, as usernames in my forums are in arabic:

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175

...............
Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175
Finished Importing Smilies
Importing Avatar Galleries
    from: /xampplite/htdocs/bb307/images/avatars/gallery/

Warning: chdir() [function.chdir]: No error (errno 0) in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 168
    from: adm
    from: cache
    from: errors
    from: .mlist
    from: .nntp
    from: files
    from: images
    from: avatars
    from: custom_avatars
    from: forum_icons
    from: message_icons
    from: mime
    from: smiley_icons
    from: include
    from: theme
    from: default
    from: messages
    from: scripts
    from: sql
    from: mysql
    from: pgsql
    from: src
    from: template
    from: theme
    from: default
    from: help
    from: images
    from: thm
    from: default
    from: i18n
    from: bulgarian
    from: help
    from: img
    from: chinese
    from: help
    from: img
    from: chinese_big5
    from: help
    from: img
    from: czech
    from: img
    from: dutch
    from: help
    from: img
    from: english
    from: help
    from: img
    from: finnish
    from: img
    from: french
    from: help
    from: img
    from: german
    from: help
    from: img
    from: italian
    from: help
    from: img
    from: japanese
    from: img
    from: latvian
    from: img
    from: lithuanian
    from: img
    from: norwegian
    from: img
    from: polish
    from: help
    from: img
    from: portuguese
    from: img
    from: romanian
    from: img
    from: russian
    from: help
    from: img
    from: russian-1251
    from: help
    from: img
    from: slovak
    from: img
    from: spanish
    from: img
    from: swedish
    from: img
    from: turkish
    from: help
    from: img
    from: images
    from: tmpl
    from: path_info
    from: tmpl
    from: tmp
Finished Importing Avatar Galleries, 229 avatars improted
Importing Users 3795

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user_attachsig in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 239

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_NONE - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_NONE' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 286

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_UPLOAD - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_UPLOAD' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 291

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_REMOTE - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_REMOTE' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 314

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_GALLERY - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_GALLERY' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 348
Unsupported avatar type 0

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user_attachsig in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 239

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_NONE - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_NONE' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 286

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_UPLOAD - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_UPLOAD' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 291

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_REMOTE - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_REMOTE' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 314

Notice: Use of undefined constant USER_AVATAR_GALLERY - assumed 'USER_AVATAR_GALLERY' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 348
Unsupported avatar type 3

..........................

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175
    user: ????? ????
        WARNING: Cannot import user ????? ????, user with this email and/or login already exists

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175
    user: ???? ????
        WARNING: Cannot import user ???? ????, user with this email and/or login already exists


............................

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$auth_view in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 437

Notice: Use of undefined constant AUTH_ALL - assumed 'AUTH_ALL' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 437

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$auth_view in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 440

Notice: Use of undefined constant AUTH_REG - assumed 'AUTH_REG' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 440

....................................
Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\include\theme\default\db.inc on line 175

Notice: Use of undefined constant POST_GLOBAL_ANNOUNCE - assumed 'POST_GLOBAL_ANNOUNCE' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 488

Notice: Use of undefined constant TOPIC_LOCKED - assumed 'TOPIC_LOCKED' in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 492
......................

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 15937 bytes) in H:\xampplite\htdocs\FUD\phpBB3.php on line 46

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Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163301 is a reply to message #163300] Fri, 15 October 2010 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well
I was using FUDforum 2.6
Now I installed FUDforum 3.0.1RC1.
THe script stop at:
Beginning Conversion Process
Reading phpBB3 config
Done: Reading phpBB3 config
Importing Smilies: 78
Finished Importing Smilies
Importing Avatar Galleries
    from: ../bb307/images/avatars/gallery/
    from: adm
    from: style
    from: cache
    from: errors
    from: .mlist
    from: .nntp
    from: files
    from: images
    from: avatars
Couldn't copy avatar (H:\xampplite\htdocs\fud\images\avatars/smiley01.jpg) to (H:/xampplite/htdocs/fud/images/avatars/smiley01.jpg)
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163312 is a reply to message #163301] Sat, 16 October 2010 11:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can think of two possible reasons:

1. PhpBB's avatar gallery path points to an invalid directory. Fix it and re-try.

2. Alternatively, you haven't specified the FULL path to the phpBB3 config.php file as per the documentation.
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163315 is a reply to message #163312] Sat, 16 October 2010 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for reply
But how can I set the FULL path?
phpbb is installed in H drive:
H:\xampplite\htdocs\bb307
I can reach it with: http://localhost/bb307

So what is the FULL path in this case?

Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163319 is a reply to message #163315] Sat, 16 October 2010 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FULL path is H:\xampplite\htdocs\bb307\config.php (in phpBB3.php) and not something like ../bb307/config.php.
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163825 is a reply to message #163319] Thu, 02 December 2010 20:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Naudefj,
Just so I'm clear, will phpBB3.php allow me to import directly from a phpBB forum to a FUD3.02 forum?
Re: Converting from PHPBB3? [message #163827 is a reply to message #163825] Thu, 02 December 2010 21:39 Go to previous message
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That's the idea, yes.
However, it will probably need a couple of tweaks for 3.0.2 (3.0.2 has a revamped DB layer).
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