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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2016, 02:28:24 PM »
the save button won't appear if the Settings.php file is not writable...
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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2016, 03:21:10 PM »
Settings.php is writable. See screenshot

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2016, 03:28:30 PM »
screenshot of repair_settings errors

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2016, 03:39:32 PM »
Humour me here...

Try calling the upgrade.php file again, appending "?ssi" to the url, so that it looks like upgrade.php?ssi


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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2016, 03:42:36 PM »
results in white screen with

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Unknown column 'a.attachment_type' in 'field list'

in top left corner

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2016, 03:44:02 PM »
which is the same as I get when I browse to the forum folder

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2016, 03:44:47 PM »
I appreciate you guys sticking with this.

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2016, 05:39:02 PM »
so whats my next step?

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2016, 06:34:04 AM »
If I have exhausted the support this forum can offer.. can anyone suggest my next step?

The server will be upgraded to php7 in 5 days and if I dont have the forum upgraded by then I think the job will be even harder.

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2016, 06:48:32 AM »
At this time SMF does not support php 7. It will not work correctly on that version.

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2016, 06:59:12 AM »
ok thanks, but I can ask for a lesser upgrade.. whatever it will be it will be more than  5.5 so I need to upgrade.

thats not really the issue.. the issue is upgrading to v2

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2016, 08:37:05 AM »
I think your issue is related to the directories and themes...   unfortunately, I think the only way to fix it (if it is the issue that some others have described in the past) is to go into the database and manually fix some rows.

Unfortunately (again), I am not the one who fixed it on other sites...  so I am unsure specifically what needs to be fixed, but IIRC, there was something that went wrong when the default theme directory got moved/changed/deleted that basically causes everything to crap out
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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2016, 08:40:54 AM »
well thanks for the reply anyway. sounds like a mountain too big for me.

I rolled back to the previous version and even that is not working now.

I'm banging my head against a wall here and the wall is winning  :(

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 10:07:32 AM »
when you rolled back, did you reload both the FILES and the DATABASE?
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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2016, 10:12:08 AM »
no just the files. Have I cocked up?

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2016, 10:28:10 AM »
yes...   that is why you can't restore. you need to restore both the backed up database and the files...
it sounds like the upgrade process at least touched the database...

If you don't have a backup yourself, ask your host to restore the full site backup from the day before you started the attempt
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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2016, 10:29:04 AM »
if you checked the option for the upgrade to do a backup, you may have some backup tables in the databse you can use.

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2016, 11:03:15 AM »
ok thanks Kindred.
I have now restored an old backup and I am back to square 1
I have a working    SMF 1.1.21 forum.

Should I run the repair_settings file on this to see how it looks.
As I said beofre someone else moved the forum into the root directory so it may not be set up right even though it looks ok.

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2016, 11:27:10 AM »
it cant hurt to run it. then you could make a backup of your files and database load in a new location, fix your paths with repair_settings.php and see how the upgrade goes without effecting your live forum.

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Re: Problems upgrading from 1.1.21 to 2.0.12
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2016, 01:26:21 PM »
I ran the repair tool and there were a few paths that it found that were incorrect.
It corrected them all ok and updated settings.php and I now have a fully working SMF V 1.1.21
So now... deep breath.. I am going to go for the upgrade again.