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  • #16
    Correct! There was an error (which i corrected). Now when i run the localhost/core/install/upgrade.php, I'm prompted with new install screen again.

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    • #17
      Unless you have a dedicated ip address then it will never install/upgrade as it needs the correct address ie http or https ://domain.. com/core/install/upgrade
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        This is not even remotely true.

    • #18
      if it is a shared ip address then to access this it needs to be in the format http://127.0.0.1/~username for this to work as there could be 2 to hundreds of domains on that ip address
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      • #19
        I've done this same VB4 to VB 5.3.3 upgrade on my I-Mac running a localhost without any problems at all. All my upgrade issues came into play when trying to do the same upgrade locally on a ubuntu operating system. Our production server is running ubuntu. That is my frustration. I don't know what I'm doing wrong by doing the upgrade on ubuntu.

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        • #20
          Try setting the MySQL server name in /core/includes/config.php to 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost.
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          • #21
            Originally posted by mrscot View Post
            I've done this same VB4 to VB 5.3.3 upgrade on my I-Mac running a localhost without any problems at all. All my upgrade issues came into play when trying to do the same upgrade locally on a ubuntu operating system. Our production server is running ubuntu. That is my frustration. I don't know what I'm doing wrong by doing the upgrade on ubuntu.
            The upgrade should be identical as it was on your Mac. The upgrade process is actually OS agnostic and once the server is configured to run PHP and you connect to the database the process is exactly the same.

            If you're receiving the Make Config screen, the system cannot read one of the config files... /core/includes/config.php or /config.php. You have to remove the extra extensions that we provide to prevent overwriting these files on upgrade.
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            • #22
              I renamed the .htaccess and both config files. I added my own database info for the config.php in the core directory like instructed. I installed more PHP modules which helped fix some of the earlier errors but I'm still back to the basic issue. The web browser cannot find the upgrade.php file when I load this URL http://localhost/install/upgrade.php
              When I load http://localhost/core/install/upgrade.php, it runs the upgrade scripts as expected. When the install is complete and I've removed the core/install folder as instructed, I need to manually add "core" into the url for it load the admincp page. When I load the main directory http://localhost, the page and database information is there but it looks like the style sheet is missing. I've included a few screen shots to demenstrate.
              I feel I'm making progress in this but the way the pages are supposed to redirect in and out of the core directory still isn't working.

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              • #23
                The first image shows what vBulletin looks like if URL Rewrites are not enabled for the virtual host in whatever web server you are using. In Apache, you need to set the "AllowOverride" directive to All and make sure the mod_rewrite module is enabled. The .htaccess we provide also uses mod_deflate, mod_expires, and mod_headers so those modules need to be active as well.

                If you are using NGINX, then there is a virtual host file located in the vBulletin do_not_upload folder that has to be integrated into your server configuration.
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                • #24
                  Thanks Wayne, that all make sense. I'll have to dig deeper into the config files to find where to make those changes...

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