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Re:Relocated to new host - unable to connect to database
  • 2004/10/23 20:10

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Here's another clue: a couple of weeks ago an installation of XOOPS on the same box just stopped working. I made no changes etc to the db/server software as far as I can recall (it's a box that just sits there, I hardly ever touch it).

/edit: ok I am beginning to figure it out. I went and checked out my mainfile.php for my local site's xoops. I checked the database details in there, and wtf! That db doesn't exist! So then I renamed that mainfile.php to mainfile.php-test and tried to access my backup site. ERROR! Can't find all sorts of things.

So it looks like MY problem is to do with virtual hosts on that box. All along I have been loading the default site in htdocs, instead of the site in my backup folder.

Well, since I didn't have a db to feed the htdocs installation of xoops, I just copied my backup site's files over that. Load up my default site and BINGO! -- there's my backup! Yay!



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Re: Relocated to new host - unable to connect to database
  • 2004/10/23 20:04

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I'm getting this error as well. However, going into MySQL from the console, when I try to set the db password using OLD_PASSWORD('somepassword'); I get a syntax error. However the line is copy/pasted from the MySQL manual.

Turns out I have MySQL 4.0.x and not 4.1 -- which is where the new password scheme is used.

I have checked and rechecked my mainfile.php, my paths, my database name/user/password and nothing else makes a difference. I REALLY want to upgrade my live site to newbb2 but I am terrified of doing so without having a working backup.

If anyone could help I would be forever grateful.



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How do I view IP addresses of forum posters?
  • 2004/9/18 1:36

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The default terms of conditions states that ppl's IP addresses are logged -- where are they logged? I'd like to report a problem user to his ISP and for this I need [one of] the ip addresses he has used.



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Re: newbb theme -- where do I customize it?
  • 2004/9/15 3:09

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Ok, I've had a look at the template thru the administration menu. The part I need to change is this:

Quote:
<!-- start forum categories -->
<{section name=category loop=$categories}>
<table cellspacing="1" class="outer">
<tr align="left" valign="top"><th colspan="6"> <a href="<{$xoops_url}>/modules/newbb/index.php?cat=<{$categories[category].cat_id}>"><{$categories[category].cat_title}></a></th></tr>
<tr class="head" align="center">
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td nowrap="nowrap" align="left"><{$lang_forum}></td>
<td nowrap="nowrap"><{$lang_topics}></td>
<td nowrap="nowrap"><{$lang_posts}></td>
<td nowrap="nowrap"><{$lang_lastpost}></td>
</tr>
<!-- start forums -->


What I want to do is change the appearance of the category title -- instead of having an orange background, I want it to have say a red background. But there isn't a class that defines it! The '<tr class="head"' applies to the line in the forums UNDER the category title. The only thing I can think of is the "th" tag. I've looked in the theme style.css but the only def for "th" is the news page "th" which is blue.

The thing that confuses me is that there MUST be a definition for it somewhere -- else how does it go orange?



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newbb theme -- where do I customize it?
  • 2004/9/14 21:51

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I'm trying to customize the way my newbb looks, but I cannot find where the module's theme/look and feel is defined. To me it doesn't look like it is defined in my theme's style.css -- that seems to define the look and feel of the rest of the site.

I've spent the last 2 hours trawling my site's files for clues, but I'm stumped.



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Re: Release date for NewBB2? Can we help?
  • 2004/8/3 1:36

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What is still pending for newbb2? Is it not in a state to implement yet (ie it has a few showstoppers?) or is there just general bug hunting and tweaking that needs to be done?



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Re: Release date for NewBB2? Can we help?
  • 2004/7/23 23:27

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I would agree with basie. I am on the whole impressed with XOOPS over all the other CMSs, and frankly, newbb as it stands has features that most other BB systems don't have. I LOVE the threaded view, and I love being able to reply to particular posts, instead of just tacking my reply on to the end. Plus the whole way that bbcode has been setup is awesome.

The only thing I miss is better "take me to the new post since my last visit" bookmarking.




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