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*Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« on: May 24, 2009, 04:00:25 PM »
A few weeks ago I upgraded from 1.8 to 2.0. Yeah, I know it was RC1, but I couldn't help it  ;D

anyway, after the upgrade, I noticed several issues. Inability to create new boards, profile information missing, including able to change, modify, upload custom avatar. I basically just have a lot of features that I can't use, because the section is either missing or blank.

So, I installed SMF in a different directory, uploaded the upgrade package, ran the upgrade, and ran into the same issues.

I created another directory, uploaded the full installation and ran the install, and it's working fine.

As a test, I mapped the database path on the full install to the original database, and am still seeing all of the original issues. Could this be that the database was corrupted, or was not updated properly during the update? How can I tell? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 04:02:02 PM »
Also, and I apologize for instantly bumping my own thread, I have thought about backing up the database completely, installing a fresh install in the original directory, and importing the database. However, for some reason I am having problems exporting the database from the cpanel and phpmyadmin. It either times out, or I get a message the file is corrupted.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 06:08:16 PM »
Missing or blank sections is usually a file problem. Often language files can give this result if they're wrong. Are you running UTF-8 or ISO?

It is possible that the db upgrade script didn't run properly and skipped something. As a quick first option try running it a second time (just load upgrade.php and point your browser at it again).

Re exporting: how big is the db? Can you get it to export from SMF admin? Failing that, do you have shell access?
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It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more beer.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 04:02:19 PM »
Thank you for your response. DB is 141 MB.

UTF-8 I believe, how do I check for sure?

I've ran upgrade.php 3 times, and still the same problem. I'm afraid I'm only complicating it more.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 06:07:06 PM »
Look under Admin >> Languages >> Settings.
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Going through 2.0.x in detail is like picking through something that dropped out of the rear end of a vulture. Every couple of seconds I'm like "Oooo, that's gruesome. WTF is that doing in there?"

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more beer.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 07:29:36 PM »
I don't have an admin ->languages ->settings

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 09:05:53 PM »
You should have it if you are running 2.0 RC1. Screenshot attached.

Anyway: did you get any warnings about out of date languages files when running the upgrade script?
Have you checked that all your languages files are correct and up to date?
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Going through 2.0.x in detail is like picking through something that dropped out of the rear end of a vulture. Every couple of seconds I'm like "Oooo, that's gruesome. WTF is that doing in there?"

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more beer.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 09:59:06 AM »
I did see some errors. How do I ensure the language files are up to date?

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009, 10:04:31 AM »
here is a screenshot that shows what I have under my configuration tab...

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009, 05:21:50 PM »
Use the admin drop menus and you'll see what is in my screenshot.

You fix languages files by getting the latest upgrade pack and extracting the languages files, then uploading them.
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Going through 2.0.x in detail is like picking through something that dropped out of the rear end of a vulture. Every couple of seconds I'm like "Oooo, that's gruesome. WTF is that doing in there?"

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more beer.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2009, 05:58:37 PM »
what theme do i use to see the drop down menus? or is this a setting?

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2009, 06:06:57 PM »
It's a setting. Click the little black >> icon just to the right of where it says "Main".
In RC1 you have the option of the old sidebar menus or new drop menus in Admin and Profile. You can toggle between the two alternatives.
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Going through 2.0.x in detail is like picking through something that dropped out of the rear end of a vulture. Every couple of seconds I'm like "Oooo, that's gruesome. WTF is that doing in there?"

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more beer.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009, 06:07:55 PM »
the language files fixed it... you sir, are my new best friend. thank you.

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 06:09:47 PM »
You're welcome. I'll mark this as solved if you're fine now.
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Going through 2.0.x in detail is like picking through something that dropped out of the rear end of a vulture. Every couple of seconds I'm like "Oooo, that's gruesome. WTF is that doing in there?"

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more beer.

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Re: *Banging head against desk - RAPIDLY*
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 06:15:33 PM »
that will be fine... thanks again