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 Post subject: Probable downtime
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:45 pm 
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Because I am awful at planning this with useful amounts of warning, there is a distinct possibility that I may have to take the forums offline at various points tomorrow and/or Saturday, for important security updates. The forums may show as offline, or may fail to load entirely. The site may come back online briefly while I test features, or while certain items update and don't give me the option to take it down while they work.

Hopefully the work will be limited to a few hours

I'll post again on this topic when I start and when I finish. Any posts made between those two points are liable to vanish without trace.

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 Post subject: Re: Probable downtime
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:06 pm 
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Well, that went badly. Nothing has changed, I might well try again tomorrow though

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:53 pm 
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I hate this system!

Upgraded from 3.0.12 to 3.0.14... but can I get the upgrade to 3.1.X to work? No, apparently not.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:20 pm 
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It is appreciated though.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:23 am 
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Tahl wrote:
It is appreciated though.

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 Post subject: Re: Probable downtime
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:22 am 
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Ricold wrote:
I hate this system!

Upgraded from 3.0.12 to 3.0.14... but can I get the upgrade to 3.1.X to work? No, apparently not.

What error are you running into? From what I can tell, the default upgrade path from 3.0.X to 3.1 is to throw everything out (especially any mods and probably themes) and pretty much start from scratch (https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3.1/ug/upgradeguide/upgrade3/)

If it's any comfort, you're not the only one having issues with the upgrade, e.g. https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2281956.

Let me know if you need a hand. I have no experience with PHPBB boards. But I'm very good at breaking IT related stuff and googling for answers ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:39 am 
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Prince of Spires wrote:
What error are you running into?


My error is:

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Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'DateTime::__construct(): Failed to parse time string (@) at position 0 (@): Unexpected character' in /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/phpbb/datetime.php:50 Stack trace: #0 /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/phpbb/datetime.php(50): DateTime->__construct('@', Object(DateTimeZone)) #1 /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/phpbb/user.php(728): phpbb\datetime->__construct(Object(phpbb\user), '@', Object(DateTimeZone)) #2 /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/includes/acp/acp_main.php(592): phpbb\user->format_date(NULL) #3 /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/includes/functions_module.php(674): acp_main->main('main', 'main') #4 /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/adm/index.php(81): p_master->load_active() #5 {main} thrown in /home/ulthuan/public_html/forum2/phpbb/datetime.php on line 50


If you want to see it, access http://www.ulthuan.net/forum2/ and log in, then try accessing the admin panel.

I have other issues with that test site, but if I can get to the admin panel, I can probably fix at least a few of them.

Sorry to anyone else who tries that link. You can log in, but it doesn't do anything else. The board (which is an exact copy of the real one, albeit a few days old now) is rather substantially disabled.

EDIT - Yeah, I've met the phpbb support board guys, I'm picking their brains when I have the energy to do so https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2344801

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 Post subject: Re: Probable downtime
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:36 pm 
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You have to love clear and precise error messages 'Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception''... :)

The most given solution (which you probably already found) seems to be to clear the cache which somehow has retained an earlier startdate.

Good luck with finding something more. If you want some help, shoot me a message

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