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SMF Support => SMF 2.1.x Support => Topic started by: xXxbigdogxXx on December 08, 2017, 08:27:22 PM

Title: Settings_bak.php unable to read file
Post by: xXxbigdogxXx on December 08, 2017, 08:27:22 PM
SO I am installing a fresh installation of the BETA 3 installation and on the 2nd step it does the check for permissions and everything is writable except for the settings_bak.php this file is either missing or it's being skipped by filezilla because I've transferred the files 4 times and there were no missed files every time. However I am still getting this error.

I have futhermore CHMOD everything to 777 and proceeded to do so in the File Permissions for the folder and did a 777 + the Reclusive option to apply to all directories..

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Settings_bak.php unable to read file
Post by: Bob Perry of Web Presence Consulting on December 08, 2017, 08:42:11 PM
When was the last time you did a manual upgrade? If that file has never been created before this may happen, there's an easy way to work around it, just upload a copy of settings.php, rename the copy on your PC to settings_bak.php and upload it, then download a copy of both files back down to your PC and try the upgrade again... should it still give you fits, try using 755 instead 777 on the chmod aspect....
Title: Re: Settings_bak.php unable to read file
Post by: xXxbigdogxXx on December 08, 2017, 10:40:30 PM
This is a manual installation. not upgrade.

Tried your suggestions and it...     Had worked.

Thank you, maybe someone should reupload the files to include settings_bak.php so this doesn't happen to more people.
Title: Re: Settings_bak.php unable to read file
Post by: shawnb61 on December 09, 2017, 02:30:25 AM
This is fixed on the current github version (which must be downloaded from github).  But it is an issue on the 2.1b3 download.