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[Beta 4] Package Server no work!

Started by Deprecated, October 04, 2008, 11:18:54 AM

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I'm quoting this from the 1.x support because I'm using SMF 2.0 Beta 4 which would be off topic in that board.

Quote from: metallica48423 on September 27, 2008, 02:44:16 PM
i think its trying to connect to instead of

have you tried deleting the package server and adding it as

I've got the same problem as the OP in the other topic, where my SMF default package server does not work "Unable to connect to the server..."

Nothing I've been able to put in there works including the above suggestion from Met.

And what does connecting to a package server do? I've been to the SMF Docs site and it never once mentions just what this package server connection is. Is it any different than just going directly to with your browser? Or does SMF connect to the package server? And if so, what is the interface?


Package Server has a list of mods, with a link to install.
Basically It reads an xml feed sent by smf. (so it doesn't contain all the information, nor screenshot)



deprecated do you still require assistance?
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Former SMF Customizer


Yes I need assistance.

I go to Admin -> Packages -> Download Packages -> Package Servers -> Simple Machines Third-party mod site -> Browse, and I get "Error 500 - Internal server error."

I note the action for that command is:;sa=browse;server=1

This happens on my 1.1.6 and 2.0 Beta 4 SMFs. Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.


This should be a quick fix....

Go into phpMyAdmin and click on your database. Then click on the SQL tab and copy paste the following code and run it:

UPDATE smf_package_servers SET `url` = '';

Run it for both databases. That should fix both versions.