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Started by pirc-bw, May 02, 2020, 12:14:37 AM

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pirc-bw

My SMF board is down after getting 16 SMF could not connect to the database messages this evening.
My host GoDaddy has informed me that there has been a change to the Index.PHP file which is preventing it from connecting to the database.

This is what they are telling me.
HP Notice: Undefined variable: boarddir in /home/k4fw0oj9jhy9/public_html/index.php on line 47 [02-May-2020 03:33:11 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined variable: sourcedir in /home/k4fw0oj9jhy9/public_html/index.php on line 51 [02-May-2020 03:33:11 UTC] PHP Warning: require_once(/QueryString.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/k4fw0oj9jhy9/public_html/index.php on line 51

I am not a pro at this kind of thing.  How do I fix this, any help would be appreciated.

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Merlene
Version Information:
Forum version: SMF 2.0.16
Current SMF version: SMF 2.0.16
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vbgamer45

Is your settings.php file empty?

If so grab from the backup settings_bak.php or from a backup that you have.
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Merlene
Version Information:
Forum version: SMF 2.0.16
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vbgamer45

Do you have a backup?
If not grab a settings.php from the zip for SMF.
And enter in your SMF database connection information
And I would suggest then run the repair settings tool
What is repair_settings.php?
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Merlene
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vbgamer45

Here is an empty settings.php you need to run the repair settings tool to update.
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pirc-bw

Ok, I have that.  Do I delete the old one and just upload this one?
Merlene
Version Information:
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vbgamer45

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pirc-bw

Sorry for needing to go in baby steps.

I have uploaded the new file.  Now what do I do.
Merlene
Version Information:
Forum version: SMF 2.0.16
Current SMF version: SMF 2.0.16
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vbgamer45

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Merlene
Version Information:
Forum version: SMF 2.0.16
Current SMF version: SMF 2.0.16
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vbgamer45

Now on the repair settings page you have to fill in your database connection information from your control panel.
Then it should work after you hit save.

Then you must remove repair_settings.php !

I am off to rest now though.
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Merlene
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Illori

Quote from: doug_ips on May 02, 2020, 05:57:17 AM
Do not forget to reupload a fresh index.php file as well afterwards.

that is not required. this is not from a hacking it is an issue with SMF coding.

you only need to replace the Settings.php file and you are good to go.

Doug Heffernan

Quote from: Illori on May 02, 2020, 06:06:33 AM
Quote from: doug_ips on May 02, 2020, 05:57:17 AM
Do not forget to reupload a fresh index.php file as well afterwards.

that is not required. this is not from a hacking it is an issue with SMF coding.

you only need to replace the Settings.php file and you are good to go.

As per the first post. It looks like the index.php file has been corrupted. I suggested it in case the correction of the Settings.php file did not fix the error.

 

Quote from: pirc-bw on May 02, 2020, 12:14:37 AM
My SMF board is down after getting 16 SMF could not connect to the database messages this evening.
My host GoDaddy has informed me that there has been a change to the Index.PHP file which is preventing it from connecting to the database.

This is what they are telling me.
HP Notice: Undefined variable: boarddir in /home/k4fw0oj9jhy9/public_html/index.php on line 47 [02-May-2020 03:33:11 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined variable: sourcedir in /home/k4fw0oj9jhy9/public_html/index.php on line 51 [02-May-2020 03:33:11 UTC] PHP Warning: require_once(/QueryString.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/k4fw0oj9jhy9/public_html/index.php on line 51

I am not a pro at this kind of thing.  How do I fix this, any help would be appreciated.

https://bw-forums.com

Arantor

No, it does not look like index.php has been corrupted, it looks EXACTLY like the race condition that wipes out Settings.php and nothing else.
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Doug Heffernan

Quote from: Arantor on May 02, 2020, 06:58:28 AM
No, it does not look like index.php has been corrupted, it looks EXACTLY like the race condition that wipes out Settings.php and nothing else.

Dude, chill out. It looked like that to me.

Arantor

I don't chill out when I see people giving incorrect and possibly damaging advice, because who knows what mods will be broken by replacing index.php?
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All helpful urges should be circumvented

Doug Heffernan

Quote from: Arantor on May 02, 2020, 09:32:42 AM
I don't chill out when I see people giving incorrect and possibly damaging advice, because who knows what mods will be broken by replacing index.php?

It was definitely not a damaging advice. Anyways, you really need to take a chill pill dude, and while you are at it, you need to adjust your attitude and ego too.


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