Noob screws the pooch :opps:

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Noob screws the pooch :opps:

Post by mthatdan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:48 pm

it seemed simple enough to update phpbb from 3.2.0 to 3.2.4
I downloaded the auto update packaged, unzipped it and copied the install and vendor folder in to the root

That's when things went bad. instructions tell me "In your browser go to http://www.example.com/yourforum/install"

I can't seem to point my browser there without getting some sort of error.

my normal forum address is http://the20thvfw.site.nfoservers.com/forums/

but I'm trying to get to the phpbb root @ usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/install but cannot.

Any one can point me in the right directions? Much appreciated.

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Re: Noob screws the pooch :opps:

Post by Edge100x » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:18 pm

If you copied over just the install and vendor folders, I'd recommend deleting the "install" folder and then restoring "vendor" from the most recent backup (using the Backups tool in the control panel) to get back to where you started.

After that, your board should be back to the way it was, and you can try again. Things you could try:

- Extracting from the .bz2 version locally on the webserver (using the shell), instead of doing it on your client machine and then uploading those folders
- Disabling custom templates or other customizations temporarily while you perform the update, and then updating them separately before re-enabling them
- A different upgrade mechanism, such as 'Patch files'

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Re: Noob screws the pooch :opps:

Post by mthatdan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 am

Edge100x wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:18 pm
If you copied over just the install and vendor folders, I'd recommend deleting the "install" folder and then restoring "vendor" from the most recent backup (using the Backups tool in the control panel) to get back to where you started.

After that, your board should be back to the way it was, and you can try again. ...
Copying over the install and vendor folders is exactly what I did.
I did as you've recommended, "deleting the "install" folder and then restored the "vendor" folder using nfo control panel.
unfortunately, i did't get back to where I started. :(

When I try to access my forum page, I get the following;

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Fatal error: Uncaught ReflectionException: Class phpbb\cache\driver\file does not exist in /usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/ContainerBuilder.php:926 Stack trace: #0 /usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/ContainerBuilder.php(926): ReflectionClass->__construct('phpbb\\cache\\dri...') #1 /usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/ContainerBuilder.php(468): Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder->createService(Object(Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Definition), 'cache.driver') #2 /usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/common.php(132): Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder->get('cache.driver') #3 /usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/index.php(23): include('/usr/www/the20t...') #4 {main} thrown in /usr/www/the20thvfw/public/forums/vendor/symfony/dependency-injection/ContainerBuilder.php on line 926
Don't know if this is a hint but, when I look at folder dates, they are all 1/7/2017 except:
/cache - 11/29/2018
/files - 10/12/2018 and
/store - 8/8/2018

hopefully, this helps, I would be so glad to get back to where I was
TIA

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Re: Noob screws the pooch :opps:

Post by Edge100x » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:44 am

A cache may be tripping you up, in that case. Try clearing out the "cache" folder and seeing if that helps.

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Re: Noob screws the pooch :opps:

Post by mthatdan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:53 am

sorted by doing the full package update rather than the upgrade.

in the end, I believe you were correct with the cache being the culprit.

I tell you, i was sweating bullets but, all is well now.

Thank you so much for chiming in with help.

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