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[SMF Converter] Fireboard 1.0.x

Started by SleePy, March 17, 2008, 12:28:51 AM

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Norv

UTF8 seems to be okay then... So you could choose UTF8 in the converter.

But the question is also: how was SMF installed? It should also be installed as UTF8, and a language pack for UTF8 added to it, as default pack.
You can see if it's installed as UTF8 by right-clicking a page of the forum, and choosing "view source" in your browser - take a look at the html source, it should say among the first lines something like "charset=UTF-8". (or something else)

If SMF is not UTF8 itself, then you could:
- either reinstall it completely (just ditch everything and install it one more time as utf8)
- or convert it: in your Admin panel there should be: Admin > Maintenance > Database and paths > Convert to UTF8.

After reinstalling or converting to UTF8, you might want to install an UTF8 language pack (Admin > Languages > Add language, choose UTF8 ones, and make one default :))

Then (after any of the two alternatives) you may need to re-run the conversion, choosing UTF8.
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Norv

Well, I don't think anyone can take that decision for you - if it's better for your forum, only you know. :)

You might want to test SMF, make an installation and play with it a little.
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rob99

Rather than start a new topic I thought I would continue this one.

I am attempting to convert Kunena to SMF within Joomla.

I have installed and have a working copy of SMF and I am just trying to convert the Kunena data to SMF using the converter as recommended.

Details:
Kunena version 1.6.3
SMF version 1.1.13

Converter: smf_1-1-13_kunena_converter

I have created and added the configuration file as recommended here: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=379186.0

And I am getting the following error when I try to convert:

Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of Fireboard 1.0. This may either mean that the installation doesn't exist, or that the MySQL account used does not have permissions to access it.

The error MySQL gave was: SELECT command denied to user 'usr4e02614af73de'@'localhost' for table 'usrf6d876b199951users'


Any advice will be much appreciated.

Rob :)

Illori

you need to make sure your mysql user has permissions for both databases if they are not one in the same.

rob99

Quote from: Illori on April 01, 2011, 06:35:08 AM
you need to make sure your mysql user has permissions for both databases if they are not one in the same.

Sorry, I am new to this kind of thing and I have no idea what that means. :(

Can someone explain what I need to do as if you are talking to an idiot (me!)   :laugh:

Illori

are you using 2 different databases in your attempt to convert your forum? if so then each database has its own user that user needs to have permissions on both databases.

rob99

Quote from: Illori on April 01, 2011, 12:35:24 PM
are you using 2 different databases in your attempt to convert your forum? if so then each database has its own user that user needs to have permissions on both databases.

I'm not sure.

Kunena has a database.
The SMF forum I guess has a database but I assumed that would be overwritten by the Kunena database?

I am lost and confused!


niagaralex

Hello,

I'm trying to use the converter agora to smf.
When I try it on localhost it works fine, but when I try it on production server I'm getting this error:
"Unable to find the settings for Agora. Please double check the path and try again."

Can someone help me?
Thanks a lot


Patn76

Hi!

Can anyone convert a SMF forum to Kunena? It is pretty urgent but we pay of course.
The site is http://www.foretagande.se/forum.html [nofollow]

Regards
Patrik

Illori

smf does not convert smf to any other platform you would need to use the support forum for what you want to convert to.

mjblack

HI all,

Ok guys, im obviously bing very thick, perhaps you can clarify a little help.

read through thall these threads about a 10 times trying to glean something as to what i have missed or screwed up.
Ok Converting from Agora to SMF

Downloaded the files fireboard to SMF, uploaded to SMF directory. (im assuming that i use the fireboard converter as i couldnt find Agora one)

Changed config.php in joomla

url'ed to www...../convert.php

Errors..


Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of Fireboard 1.0. This may either mean that the installation doesn't exist, or that the MySQL account used does not have permissions to access it.

The error MySQL gave was: Incorrect database name ''

according to phpmyadmin:

new in install is greenair_smf347


Database: greenair_smf347 (with all privilages)

We have found the limits of Agora and the SMF forum we did have a while ago was excellent, and i really need to migrate all to a new SMF.

can somone please tell me, what i am doing wrong or at least the process procedure from start to finish.

been on this for a day or so now....its now driving me nut.

Many thanks in advance.

regards,

Mike.

Dr Mike Black

mjblack

OK...moving on....we are getting somewhere now..

My problem now seams to exist in that:

The error MySQL gave was: SELECT command denied to user 'greenair_smf347'@'localhost' for table 'jos_users'

I hhave added this user to jos_users in joomla, but still the same error.

Would someone be kind enough to explain the procedure for creating/adding the user and its attributes so we can move to teh next step?

regards,

Mike.

Dr Mike Black

mjblack

Hey guys,

Ok copied the SMF database into the joomla database, changed settings so that SMF looks to that database.

All fine...all works ok..

But still getting the error:

The error MySQL gave was: SELECT command denied to user 'greenair_joomla1'@'localhost' for table 'jos_users'

when i run the converter....

Can someone please give me 30secs of time to explain the process to sort this?

Think im starting to lose my mind ::) cant think of any other way to add the user to joomla1 as its the root database.

Thanks in advance!


Norv

Please take a look in your host's control panel to add users to a database, in case you didn't do already. And it might have some options too, about what privileges these users may have.
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shinyidol

ok, so I just tested this out and I'm getting real names displayed instead of username. How do you resolve this?

qkstudio

I would like to know if the migration plugin to migrate to Fireboard is still up to date for the last version of SMF.

Thanks!

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