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Offline jonesH

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database error, inet_aton error, board dead on install
« on: October 16, 2020, 08:56:08 PM »
In the past I have been able to work around no support for ipv6 and its dreaded error message by commenting out the line Listen [::0]:80 (or something like that) in the httpd.conf. That was when I was running Bitnami WAMP and a prior version of pretty much everything.

Now I am on a MacBook Pro with Catalina (10.15.4), Bitnami MAMP 7.4.11-0 with PHP 7.4.10 and trying to install SMF 2.0.17, on localhost:8080 (while my server is using 3306, fwiw).

When I look in httpd.conf, I find no such line to comment out.

Anyway, the package installs nicely, but then not much else works, and sometimes a click or two are ok if I let the dough rest for a few minutes. I am reading that PHP 7.4 may be the reason (as even SMF's own docs say, if I read it right)... but this never ends, apparently. This is both annoying, yet probably an easy fix. I kept reading thru what seemed helpful, tried this and that, but no luck. Can anyone help, please?

Alternatively, should I perhaps just scrape it all and try loading an earlier MAMP that comes with PHP 7.2-something?

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Re: database error, inet_aton error, board dead on install
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 08:59:49 PM »
IPV6 is fixed in SMF 2.1 which also supports PHP 7.4

SMF 2.0.x requires that workaround for IPV6 and currently supports PHP 7.3
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Re: database error, inet_aton error, board dead on install
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 09:05:26 PM »
Thanks. I understand that trying to make this work with PHP 7.4 is a no-go for the time being, right?
I will take look at 2.1, as you suggested.

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Re: database error, inet_aton error, board dead on install
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 09:30:38 PM »
For right now no.
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Re: database error, inet_aton error, board dead on install
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 09:25:42 AM »
Thank you.