SMF 2.0.19 has been released! Please update. Read more.
Started by PD3, May 27, 2022, 11:15:20 AM
QuoteI have checked your forum and found that the Settings.php file missing entries, I can see that the file last edited on Mar 11, 2022. And this is not a server side issue, its your php script issue. Also noticed that you are using outdated php version 5.6. I request you to please get in touch with your developer as he will be able to debug this and upgrade your scripts to latest php version PHP8. Thank you for your understanding.
Quote from: PD3 on May 27, 2022, 11:15:20 AMAnyway, it took itself to maintenance mode a couple of times and I got it out of that, then the next time I looked it was down with a http error 500.
Quote from: PD3 on May 27, 2022, 11:15:20 AMI have checked your forum and found that the Settings.php file missing entries
Quote from: PD3 on May 27, 2022, 11:15:20 AMThey've also said the best way over it is to delete it, reinstall SMF and then reinstall the database. I worry about that, because it's a Tinyportal. Will that database be compatible with ordinary SMF? Any ideas anybody?
Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on May 27, 2022, 11:17:45 AMWhat version were you on exactly before trying to update? And how exactly did you try to update when it failed?
Quote from: vbgamer45 on May 27, 2022, 11:21:23 AMIs your forum heavily customized? If not I would suggest to upgrade to SMF 2.1 right away since that supports PHP 8
Quote from: Doug Heffernan on May 27, 2022, 11:53:12 AMYou do not need to re-install it. If the database is damaged, I doubt that that is the case from what you described, you can restore the database and as mentioned above, upgrade to 2.1.2. You must upgrade the php version too, otherwise it will not work. Please see this link on how to upgrade your forum.Upgrading SMF
Quote from: Sir Osis of Liver on May 27, 2022, 01:34:54 PMIt can't take itself to maint mode, someone/something would have to change the setting in Settings.php. Did you upload the 2.1 upgrade or install package? If you used the install package, it replaced your Settings.php with a scratch file that doesn't contain your database settings. You can fix the settings manually or with repair_settings.php, or restore a backup from before upgrade.
Quote from: PD3 on June 04, 2022, 10:23:44 AMThanks Doug, that's helpful, I'll try it.