Language installer is not recognizing 2.0.19

Started by Melonking, January 14, 2024, 08:40:04 AM

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Melonking

Hi, I'm trying to test out alternative language options for my forum, but the installer does not seem to have been updated for 2.0.19. With the on-site error reading "The Simple Machines site is not responding. Please try again later."

I dug out the URL and it is responding, but it gives this error when I try to manually enter the forum version "Invalid version supplied"

https://download.simplemachines.org/fetch_language.php?version=2.0.19

Kindred

Yes. We know.
Download the language pack directly and upload to your site rather than trying to use the server connection
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Melonking

Quote from: Kindred on January 14, 2024, 08:50:16 AMYes. We know.
Download the language pack directly and upload to your site rather than trying to use the server connection

Well I didn't know  :(  Is there a guide for doing this correctly?

Kindred

Mobile right now, so I can't grab the link... but look in thr user manual faq (link up at top right)
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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Get the package from https://download.simplemachines.org/index.php?languages and install it through the admin panel.
@SleePy @LiroyvH anything we could do about this? 
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Melonking

Quote from: Kindred on January 14, 2024, 12:41:12 PMbut look in thr user manual faq (link up at top right)
The manual was the first thing I checked; but it only talks about installing languages automatically via the forums "Add Langauge" page - https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Languages - There was no mention of any alternative.

Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on January 14, 2024, 01:28:05 PMGet the package from https://download.simplemachines.org/index.php?languages and install it through the admin panel.
I see! But that page says I should just extract it directly overwriting forums source files (That's why Im spooked); but you're saying I can use the package manager? The package manager seems like a better option since it's more reversible and should give some warnings if there are conflicts.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Actually, now that you mentioned - No, it probably wouldn't install through the package manager. Sorry about that.
But still, any way you do it the language pack is supposed to overwrite the old language files. That's how they work.
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Arantor

It certainly used to be supported to install through the package manager... packman knows about mods, avatar packs, smiley packs and language packs.

shawnb61

The way to install a downloaded language pack throughout 2.x is simply to extract it into your forum root.  (The files in the .zips are in the appropriate subfolders.)

Both 2.0 & 2.1 behave this way.  I don't know how 1.x worked. 

What's nice about this approach is that you can download & extract the language packs for the target versions before installations & upgrades & they'll work fine. 
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Arantor

2.0's package manager worked this way too, as I learned when extending it in SimpleDesk to add another type of package it knows about.

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