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Hi

Tomorrow (29th Nov) we will be upgrading the forum software. The site will be down for a period of time on that day so apologies for the outage.

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Re: *. / Stardot Forum Upgrade - Sun 29th November

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I did try the update this morning but there was a huge complication. I will have to solve this before I can retry the update.

AFAIK no files are changed so the forum should be OK.
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I changed a lot of files with update conflicts and retried the update. But there still are conflicts and I cannot get past the point to continue the update.

Screenshot_2020-11-29 Update phpBB installation.png
Although that I moved the forum directory to a temporary name and restored the back upped files there is now a warning when you post an image or attachment. All the original files have been restored, the database is unchanged but still the forum behaves different than before the updates. I am working on this.....
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Just two images to test the uploads.....
aquarius-ram-1.jpg
aquarius-ram-2.jpg
During the preview this works without PHP warnings. There's somewhere a conflict in the vendor directory. I don't get it:
  • I make a backup of the forum (PHP) files
  • I do the update which fails and leaves the system broken
  • I rename the forum directory to forum.bad
  • I restore the files from backup into the directory forum
  • ... and the vendor directory has a conflict somewhere ... ?
  • I did another restore of the files
  • I renamed the vendor directory to vendor.bad
  • I moved the vendor directory from the second restore to the forum directory
  • Problem solved :-k
Very strange .....


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BTW ... I won't try any updates today. So please continue to use the forum as you like.
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