I applied all the patches to get me to .6175 and all was well. I uninstalled all 3rd party plugins, changed the theme back to the default in general and admin areas, I backed up all my files and my DB and did a valdity test and then copied in the .7.2 files ....and I get a big blank white page in the Admin front page and a minimal page at the web root. I have tried twice with the same results. I have a busy site and I would prefer to not be down long. Given this result, does anyone have any ideas? I have copies of my DB and site.
I will try again and double check permissions as per upgrade instructions. I suspected possible corruption so the 2nd time I tried I re-downloaded the upgrade. Same results. Is there anything I sould save before restoring my site if this doesn't work?
Nope, same result. as a test I chmodded the entire site to 777. Same big old blank page. I have included a ss of what the front page looks like as well. [-link-] Don't worry haxxors, I have restored security to the site
I'm out of ideas for the moment, buy why don't you create a local copy of your site using easyphp or xampp or similar, and experiment. There's a lot changed from 0.617x to 0.7, and I found it a very worthwhile exercise. At least if you can get it running locally, any problems when you upload it are likely down to access rights and/or file corruption.
Or just forever remain with 6175 ...I have messed with it for 2 straight days with no success. There is no file corruption and there are no permissions issues. Grah, I hate this sheet. is there anyway to just do a fresh install and the import the forums info? Thats really all that I am interested in. The rest I can rebuild fairly quickly.
Hi klaypigeon, we're just in the same boat. I do EXACTLY like you do. Check everything, no corrupt file (because I can restore back to v0.6), no wrong file permission. And my conclusion, for me it's best to stick to v0.6 until someone or jalist has made the upgrade process easier like you suggest, just install the v0.7 & import the forum.
Can we 'the unlucky' be lucky to have the opportunity to feel v0.7
BTW, I already search for other CMS alternatif because of this, but it happen that e107 is the best community
I had the same problem upgrading from 7.1 to 7.2. I resolved the problem by uploading all 7.1 files again installing then deleting database and reloading backup of the my database. Everything else I tried did nothing, inc- changing permissions, downgrading to 7.1 (over writing 7.2 files) and so on...
Ya, I have it all scripted now so when my upgrade fails I run a script to restore me back to 6175. Oh well. I guess I may try to enlist a db specialist to help with the phpBB upgrade, but I gotta say, this is super lame. I know with free software we all feel some guilt when we complain, but this is pretty serious if you ask me. Pretty soon there will be no more security patches for 6175 and we will be stuck starting from scratch, abandoniing the history and energy we have put into developing of our sites. I would like to encourage the dev community to please work on this upgrade procees more thoroughly. Perhaps add a check/debug script that would ensure that your site is prepared for the upgrade before executing the file overwrites.
Not a good idea! If nothing else, even if you delete the htmlarea bits its more vulnerable to hacking than 0.7. Other than file permissions (and what is needed here does seem to be a bit ISP-dependent; you could always try setting everything to '777' to start, and 'backing off' permissions gradually if that gets you going), and corrupted/missing files after upload, a favourite is the presence of a non-existent menu in the screen layout. Don't forget that under 0.6xx we had things such as 'article' and 'review' which have all been moved to 'content' - so those have to be deleted from the menu definition.
One or two people have also had problems from exceeding their disc storage quota at their ISP - a 'full' 0.7 takes up several Mb more than 0.6xx, which could push you over the limit.
And at risk of repeating too often, make sure statistics logging is disabled unless you've added streaky's fix.
I would certainly recommend trying the upgrade on a local copy first.
Hi Steved, I'm planning to rent some hosting space & experiment to upgrade from v06 to v07. The menu or content of other than user database & forum posting is not my concern because I can built it in with ease. But how can I import my user database & forum posting only ? I try to backup with PhpMyAdmin only the forum table & user table (actually I'm not sure if it's the right table because I just look at their name which is 'user' & 'forum'). Then I installed fresh e107 v07 with success but when I try to import the user & forum table, PhpMyAdmin says error, can't import it. So now I resolve to v06 again.
So if anyone can help how to import forum posting & user database into new & fresh e107 v07 would be appreciate.
Anyway, Thx for the great forum & the great e107...seriously
You need to read the error which phpadmin gives you - the import/export file format varies across different versions. And it will usually export ASCII/zip/gzip, but only import ASCII/gzip. agushardiman, you probably need to import the user_classes file as well. For the forum it is just the forum table. And to reiterate, it can be good to install easyphp or xampp or similar on your local PC and ao a trial upgrade - that way you can easily detemine whether any problem is down to the e107 setup or the host installation.
Please start your own thread As I have said previously in this post, I tried a full chmod 777 and that earned me nothing. I should also mention that this is a box I own on colo, it is FC4emt64 dual xeon 3.4 with lots of ram and disk space, running apache with php all updated to current versions with all appropriate mods installed. If I cannot see anything but a blank admin page, how am I to supposed to fix the missing menus etc? Steve, perhaps you and I could take this offline?
One more thought, since you're obviously running a well-specced box. If you have MySql 5, make sure it is not running in strict mode. (E107 is getting there, but there are a few bits that aren't quite right yet).
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