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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2005, 06:28:26 PM »
edit:    Re-reading the upgrade page it says I can use the update zip as this is an old board....is it correct that I download this zip, extract it and then ftp all of these files over the existing ones?  This won't ruin any of the current posts or categories?   Then online I pull up update.php?  Am I missing any steps or is there something else I should be doing?  Thanks.

You've got everything ready to go.  Upload the upgrade.php file and run it.... that's it.  This won't ruin any posts, members, categories, topics, boards, smiley sets, themes, or anything else.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2005, 03:42:17 AM »
Worked like a charm!  Thanks, everyone!

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2005, 05:40:32 AM »
Nearly  :)there run the program but cant save get
Settings.php cannot be written to by your webserver. Please modify the permissions on this file to allow write access.
Change the permissions in my file manager nothing happens
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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2005, 06:40:40 AM »

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2005, 04:39:52 PM »
Ok,
This really works  ;D i tried this early today but i guess i was doing something wrong as i just tried it again and hey presto i am up and running again. Thanks for this post.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2005, 06:42:37 PM »
Will this work with the 1.1 public beta?

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2005, 06:50:43 PM »
Yes.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2005, 05:13:38 PM »
It would be nice if repair_settings sets correctly also the path of the themes, at least the default one.

Would it be possible?

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2005, 07:03:46 PM »
The default theme is editable by repair_settings.php.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2005, 10:33:21 AM »
I just finished moving my forums to a new domain name. Following the instructions (download,edit settings.php upload run repair_settings etc...)

Now when I try to see my forums I get an error MSG saying....

Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.


I have checked and my database is up and running, so I'm not sure what the problem could be. If it helps I'm running 1.1 Beta 3 Public.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2005, 11:07:45 AM »
I got it. I had missed an option in the repair_settings.php.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2005, 09:15:02 AM »
woohoo this Repair_settings.php really does work....now smilies/avatars work again  :D

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2005, 08:12:34 AM »
Thank you very much for this job.
after a problem with a mod i have hab some problems with the foum.
repair_settings.php do a great job !

you save my afternoon :) let's go see the sun ;)




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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2005, 07:29:17 AM »
I also have this problem:

Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

And used this repair setting file and everything was correct in there. But I still get this message. Any ideas?

Also when I save settings, I get this: Some settings are not being shown because the MySQL connection information is incorrect.

I have entered the right name and password and local host is 127.0.0.1 and the correct database info.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2005, 07:35:37 AM by eye97 »

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2005, 04:26:07 AM »
its says not a valid win32 application...... :(

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2005, 04:27:51 AM »
You can't run it as a windows application. You need to  upload it to your forumlocation and point your browser at it, like http://www.youdomain.com/forum/repair_settings.php
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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2005, 07:20:54 AM »
well...I did try it, but I get this error :

Queryless URLs:
Value not found!

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2005, 11:48:03 AM »
Don't worry nothing is wrong.  By SMF 1.1 it is on by default. Or so says the changelog.

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2005, 11:57:46 AM »
But the forum is still full of errors!

And I dont want to reinstall it again...

What can I do to restore the forum?

I know im annoying, but please, understand me!

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Re: What is repair_settings.php?
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2005, 09:26:50 AM »
No, no, I'm not saying you're annoying or something. (Sigh)

If it says cannot connect to database, it's usually either 1) Incorrect connection setting or 2) MySQL not running or 3) Installation failed (or something messed with db after installation)

If it's something else, well, try to describe your problem at the support board.