clip Upgrader cannot find crucial files

June 13, 2017, 08:36:58 PM by Catalyst
So, I'm trying to upgrade from 1.1.13 to 2.0.14 and downloaded the large upgrade package, I used FileZilla to move everything over, overwriting the old files. But I'm getting these:

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_overall_progress in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3511

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_time_elapsed in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3536
: 0
Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_time_mins in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3537
, 1
Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_time_secs in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3537

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_step in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3502
1: Login

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_step in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3502
2: Upgrade Options

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_step in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3502
3: Backup

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_step in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3502
4: Database Changes

Notice: Undefined index: upgrade_step in /home/catalyst7/ on line 3502
5: Delete Upgrade

And so on. I'm also getting this:

The upgrader was unable to find some crucial files.

Please make sure you uploaded all of the files included in the package, including the Themes, Sources, and other directories.

It wasn't looking quite right so I wound up uploading the folders one by one, then the rest of the files outside of the folder. It fixed the appearance of the screen, but with the same errors. I don't know what to try from here.
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xx Guests cannot browse

June 09, 2017, 02:02:44 PM by ruskan
I want guests to be able to browse my forum without logging in or registering. On my features and options>basic features admin page, 'Allow guests to browse the forum' is checked, but does not seem to be working, since guests are now unable to browse. They get the challenge page asking them to log in or reg. I believe guests were previously allowed to browse - don't know when this stopped. Help? Many thanks.

Modify board>Allowed groups>guests is also checked.

SMF 1.1.20

mac 10.6.8
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solved You were unable to login. Please check your cookie settings.

June 07, 2017, 05:50:41 PM by HugeLunatic
"You were unable to login. Please check your cookie settings." smf v. 1.1.20 - And no I cannot upgrade when I cannot login.

Error received by every member.  From my host:

"I did try to force a session_save_path in Settings.php, but it seems this is being overwritten somewhere.
I did verify that cookies are able to be saved, outside of the SMF environment, and that sessions work outside of there.
You can verify this by going to"

Can anyone help me fix this to be able to login?
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xx Upgrade from 1.1.21 to 2.0.14 stalls

June 03, 2017, 11:17:19 AM by Ooypunk
Hello all,

Noticing that my forum was a bit outdated, I tried updating. That brings me to the first problem: upgrading from 1.1.15 to 1.1.21 already  broke the forum, but, guessing that that was because I installed the latest language pack, I continued to upgrade.

Now the forum doesn't work at all anymore, but I guess that is because the upgrade stalls at step 4: Database Changes, at "Executing: "Changing column names." (1 of 42)". I don't see any error messages, other than "Server has not responded for 300 seconds. It may be worth waiting a little longer or otherwise please click here to try this step again".

There must be something going terribly wrong, but as there are no messages, I don't know what. The size of the database shouldn't be the problem: 5 MB, and that is including a WordPress site, and the SMF backup tables.

How do I go about now? Put back the database backup and start over?

PS. I tried repair_settings.php, but that didn't work either: according to the manual about it, I should not forget to push the "Save" button, but there is none.
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xx Highest php version for 1.1?

May 29, 2017, 07:51:27 AM by apc
I am running SMF 1.1.21

What is the highest version of php that this version will run on without issues?

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xx Upgrading from v1.1.10

May 24, 2017, 10:57:11 PM by CyberShadow
Hi. I have inherited a forum running version 1.1.10..... which has obviously now stopped working with the PHP update. So, time to upgrade.

I know that the database format was changed with v2 (I think). What are the necessary steps to upgrade to the latest version? I assume that I cant just patch the latest version over, and a previous version will be required to reformat the data correctly?

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question Migration to Grav (CMS)

May 21, 2017, 03:38:33 PM by leojaume
Hi there,

I was analyzing if it'sviable to migrate my SMF 1.1 website to Grav CMS (website is "getgrav")
If anybody has an experience, documentation of anything that may help, please share. I could not find anything related but migration from Wordpress to Grav as it is relatively new.

Thank you so much!
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