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Title: Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 17, 2003, 11:35:37 PM
Version 1.5.4 contains a few updates.  This release contains a few critical security updates regarding attachement control.  A few bugs have also been fixed.

If you are upgrading from 1.5.3 please use the update package or mod.

All files can be found here on SourceForge.
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57105&release_id=166159

A YaBBpak version of this update can be found here:
http://www.yabbse.org/packages/bugs

Upgrade paths
1.3.0 -> 1.4.1 (upgrade) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-4-1_upgrade.zip?download) -> 1.5.4 (upgrade) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)
1.4.x -> 1.5.4 (upgrade) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)
1.5.0 -> 1.5.4 (upgrade) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)
1.5.1 RC1 -> 1.5.1 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-1_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.2 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-2_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.3 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-3_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.4 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.zip?download)
1.5.1 -> 1.5.2 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-2_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.3 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-3_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.4 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.zip?download)
1.5.2 -> 1.5.3 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-3_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.4 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.zip?download)
1.5.3 -> 1.5.4 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.zip?download)

Alternative upgrade paths
1.5.1 RC1 -> 1.5.1 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-1_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.4 (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)
1.5.1 -> -> 1.5.4 (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)
1.5.2 ->  -> 1.5.4 (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Meriadoc on June 18, 2003, 12:31:47 AM
just like to say that the notify email got through to me ;)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: VZey on June 18, 2003, 12:36:39 AM
yep i got it too! :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: AnalogDuck on June 18, 2003, 12:44:38 AM
What versions of YaBBSE does the security patch address? I have stable (and heavily hacked) installs of 1.3 and 1.4 on some sites. Do they need to be updated immediately, or does this security udpdate only address 1.5.x?

BTW, thank you for the email notification. I definitely appreciate hearing from the YaBBSE community regarding updates -- especially when they're security updates!  ;D

-- AnalogDuck
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 18, 2003, 12:48:35 AM
What versions of YaBBSE does the security patch address? I have stable (and heavily hacked) installs of 1.3 and 1.4 on some sites. Do they need to be updated immediately, or does this security udpdate only address 1.5.x?

BTW, thank you for the email notification. I definitely appreciate hearing from the YaBBSE community regarding updates -- especially when they're security updates!  ;D

-- AnalogDuck

You are way behind the times.  1.3.x and 1.4.x are definitely not up to security standards... let's just say if you gave me a link I could give you my new admin account on any board below 1.5.1.....

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: AnalogDuck on June 18, 2003, 12:50:22 AM
Good to know. I guess it's time to patch those old boards then.

Thanks for the frankness.

-- AnalogDuck
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Aeon on June 18, 2003, 12:56:15 AM
1.5.1 was no risk (when it was released)
1.5.2 HUGE security updates and bug fixes (when it was released)
1.5.3 some additional security bugs fixes (when it was released)
1.5.4 another security bugs fixes (when it was released)
1.5.x .......

can't we see a bug-free release ?
I am not offending but now I know why many companies banned YabbSE !!
hey don't get it wrong .. I love YabbSE and I am still using it ... but  :-[
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: HyperDev on June 18, 2003, 12:58:13 AM
I only like YaBB SE because it looks nice enough for me and it took about 8 seconds to install, whereas when I tried phpbb and IPB, it took a couple years (almost).
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 18, 2003, 12:58:14 AM
can't we see a bug-free release ?
There is no such thing.  Go search security trackers for vB or phpBB2, they have just as many if not more issues then we do.

YaBBSE - 6 to 15 depending on search terms

vB - 65 results
http://www.securityfocus.com/search?category=23&query=vb&rank=&submit=Search

phpBB2 - 7 results
http://www.securityfocus.com/search?category=23&query=phpbb2&rank=&submit=Search

invision board - 4 results
http://www.securityfocus.com/search?category=23&query=invision+board&rank=&submit=Search
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: AnalogDuck on June 18, 2003, 01:00:48 AM
Definitely. And I don't believe that there is another community out there as vibrant as the YaBBSE community. At least issues get addressed with YaBBSE -- and *quick*.

-- AnalogDuck
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Aeon on June 18, 2003, 01:03:31 AM
can't we see a bug-free release ?
There is no such thing.  Go search security trackers for vB or phpBB2, they have just as many if not more issues then we do.

vB - 65 results
http://www.securityfocus.com/search?category=23&query=vb&rank=&submit=Search

phpBB2 - 7 results
http://www.securityfocus.com/search?category=23&query=phpbb2&rank=&submit=Search

invision board - 4 results
http://www.securityfocus.com/search?category=23&query=invision+board&rank=&submit=Search
I know there is nothing like that ... but I meant major security bugs-free release ... I wouldn't care for minor bugs ...
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Zeke on June 18, 2003, 01:07:41 AM
I can upgrade from 1.5.1 all that way to 1.5.4 right? Without installing or upgrading to 1.5.2 or 1.5.3? Right?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 18, 2003, 01:08:54 AM
I can upgrade from 1.5.1 all that way to 1.5.4 right? Without installing or upgrading to 1.5.2 or 1.5.3? Right?
Yes, use the UPGRADE package, not UPDATE.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 18, 2003, 01:12:46 AM
I know there is nothing like that ... but I meant major security bugs-free release ... I wouldn't care for minor bugs ...

Look, there's always another security hole.  There are holes in WINDOWS.  I mean, do you realize that 90% of the updates that you get on windowsupdate (they come out every few weeks...) are security fixes?!  Do you think that you own ANY software that has no holes in it?  If you do, you are nieve beyond belief.

Most security holes are fixed after they are found by some other group and exploited.  No one was exploited through these bugs, as far as we know.  I found two of them, Christian Land found two others, and Compuart patched them  (plus another hole).  No one else even knew they existed.

So be glad we're still checking.... especially when we're working on the next release which didn't have any of these bugs.... ::). (it has a different architecture, and mostly has bugs not holes.)

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Zeke on June 18, 2003, 01:18:12 AM
I can upgrade from 1.5.1 all that way to 1.5.4 right? Without installing or upgrading to 1.5.2 or 1.5.3? Right?
Yes, use the UPGRADE package, not UPDATE.
crap >.< I used that one....Know what?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 18, 2003, 01:23:57 AM
If you already did the UPDATE just do the UPGRADE over it, and run upgrade.php.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: waldo on June 18, 2003, 02:05:24 AM
the "update" i downloaded contains full files of index, instantmessage, blahblahblah.. where's the mod file?

the yabbpak wouldn't work.. got an error when installing the file that comes before the modification to the Sources.. now I can't get it to come up again..

blarg
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: BiErLeEuW on June 18, 2003, 02:06:15 AM
yabbse_1-5-4_update from 1.5.3 is something like replacing? isn't it?

But are Mods working then or must the mods new re-installed?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: amango on June 18, 2003, 02:11:00 AM
Why isn't there a BoadMod-file to upgrade like 1.52 was?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: waldo on June 18, 2003, 02:15:24 AM
Why isn't there a BoadMod-file to upgrade like 1.52 was?

thats what I am asking, so yeah, where is one?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Coyote on June 18, 2003, 02:15:51 AM
Thanks for another fine security patch :)

Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Overseer on June 18, 2003, 02:22:16 AM
Why isn't there a BoadMod-file to upgrade like 1.52 was?

thats what I am asking, so yeah, where is one?


uh there is one...


and I got the email too this time :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: chris on June 18, 2003, 02:22:42 AM
I know there is nothing like that ... but I meant major security bugs-free release ... I wouldn't care for minor bugs ...

Like [unknown] said. The last few holes were found by Team-Members while going through the code over and over again. Some of the holes we found would only be relevant to a very, very small minority because they needed PHP to be configured quite "badly" (magic_quotes_gpc=off/register globals=on, ...). Some of the holes could be exploited by people with a little bit of knowledge. Just see it that way: we do the best to fix those holes as soon as they are found and we keep our community informed.

There was no "need" for us to release either 1.5.3/1.5.4 because all problems in those versions were not public. We did it anyway, because we want to make sure that using YaBB SE is a safe thing to do... we could just have said "Hey, nobody knows about those problems, just lets ignore them until someone publishes them --- less work for us" ... but that just isn't the way we handle things ;D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: oscar2001 on June 18, 2003, 02:30:37 AM
Good work people :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Purple Raine on June 18, 2003, 03:03:49 AM
Great work guys.

I got the notification.

No software is bug-free... someone will always find a hole in it... the key is to have a team that is readily available to plug them holes... and this (1.5.4) is a good example of the hole-pluggers doing a great job.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Ben_S on June 18, 2003, 03:26:51 AM
Definitely. And I don't believe that there is another community out there as vibrant as the YaBBSE community. At least issues get addressed with YaBBSE -- and *quick*.

So quick in fact that I believe these are undiscovered holes that were discovered by the YSE team and patched before the dodgy characters discovered them.

[edit]
doh - should read the whole thread first
[/edit]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: QM on June 18, 2003, 03:28:43 AM
I have 1.5.1 but on trying the link, to upgrade to 1.5.4 it apparently is not on the server :(

Got the update email fine thanks ;D, Can't comment any further as I can't download it :-\
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Ben_S on June 18, 2003, 03:29:57 AM
try a different mirror, it wont have propagated to the mirror you tried yet
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: DickBarton on June 18, 2003, 04:00:10 AM
I can't upgrade...when I go to Apply the Mod, I get this instead -

2: fopen("./Packages/modification.mod", "wb") - Permission denied
(/home/sites/sitex/web/yabbse/Sources/Packer.php ln 119)

Anyone got any ideas? I'm sure it's a permissions thing, but I've no idea what the permissions should be set to.

Thanks for any advice,

Richard.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 18, 2003, 04:10:05 AM
Why isn't there a BoadMod-file to upgrade like 1.52 was?

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.mod?download

There is one...

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Anguz on June 18, 2003, 04:18:15 AM
you're great guys! thank you very much for the hard work!

and I also received the email this time :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: acf [delete me]! on June 18, 2003, 06:09:16 AM
Yabbse update every week  ;D ;)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Surfy on June 18, 2003, 06:33:16 AM

Than you guys!! Good Job  :D

I wait some days, until some Mods are done to 1.5.4

But then i`m happy, to get a new Yabb, and could try to mod it bugfree, this time  8)

Surfy
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Ben_S on June 18, 2003, 06:41:15 AM
I wait some days, until some Mods are done to 1.5.4

There are very few changes, 99% of mods for 1.5.3 are probably still compatable
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Septimus on June 18, 2003, 08:11:55 AM
Hello!

Just a question...

I'm using YaBB SE 1.5.1RC1 translated to spanish by Omar Bazavilvazo, can I upgrade to this new version or will I have problems with the language?

Thanks, and sorry for my bad english :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 18, 2003, 08:15:58 AM
Everything about the spanish language is in the Spanish.lng. It's always wise to make a backup, but as Spanish.lng is just a file that's in the distribution, there's not much to worry about.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: sensovision on June 18, 2003, 08:56:08 AM
Thanks folks for new update! and it's good to recieve mail about new version of scipt, hope you'll send such notification in future.


Than you guys!! Good Job  :D

I wait some days, until some Mods are done to 1.5.4

But then i`m happy, to get a new Yabb, and could try to mod it bugfree, this time  8)

Surfy
Surfy, you should try install mods you're using on 1.5.4 as all mods I'm using(Who's online with Users Browsing (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=158;action=display;threadid=11216), View username @ View forum access log (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=158;action=display;threadid=11720), Recent Posts Next/Prev mod  (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=158;action=display;threadid=9611), Notification of New Threads (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=140;action=display;threadid=20432;start=15)) work without any changes, the only one I have to install manually was Quick-Reply box v1.5.2  (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=158;action=display;threadid=11379).
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: trmentry on June 18, 2003, 09:25:17 AM
I just wanted to confirm what I needed to do to update my boards.

I have 2 running 1.4.1.    I downloaded the 1.5.4 upgrade package.  

I extract it over my exisiting files (after making backups).  I'm guessing that I won't want to overwrite the Settings.php file.

Once that's all done... I run the upgrade.php file.  Then erase that file once its done.  And let my uses have at it again.

I also have a 1.5.1RC1 board.  That one I download the 1.5.1 update and install as above but run the upgrade.php file.  Then install the 1.5.4 upgrade files but don't exectue the upgrade.php file.   Turn users lose on this one. :)

TIA for a newbie. :)

Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: aga722 on June 18, 2003, 09:30:11 AM
The notify also got to me. Glad to see thats up and running.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 18, 2003, 09:38:12 AM
trmentry, you have the correct process for 1.4.1, use the UPGRADE package, backup, overwrite all your files except for template.php and settings.php, and then run upgrade.php.  Then for 1.5.1RC UPDATE to 1.5.1 final and then UPGRADE to 1.5.4.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: DickBarton on June 18, 2003, 09:41:48 AM
Any ideas about my error message? Sorry for asking again so quickly but as it's a security fix I'd like to get it in place ASAP.

Thanks,

Richard.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 18, 2003, 09:50:33 AM
I can't upgrade...when I go to Apply the Mod, I get this instead -

2: fopen("./Packages/modification.mod", "wb") - Permission denied
(/home/sites/sitex/web/yabbse/Sources/Packer.php ln 119)

Anyone got any ideas? I'm sure it's a permissions thing, but I've no idea what the permissions should be set to.

Thanks for any advice,

Richard.
Make sure the Packages directory is chmodded to 777 and then its contents to 666.  You will also have to do this to your Sources directory and your main directory.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Tywick on June 18, 2003, 10:06:25 AM
I realize this question is off-topic of 1.5.4, however, I'm sure this thread is getting quite a bit of exposure thus a quicker response.

I am wondering if there is any drastic diferrence between Boardindex.php version 1.5.1RC1 and 1.5.1.

The reason I ask is that I am currently using a customized version of 1.5.1RC1 (example (http://test.msnug.com/yabbse))which I would prefer not to have to repeat my work.

Thank You for the help

-Tywick
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Mavericb7 on June 18, 2003, 11:08:07 AM
I'm currently using 1.5.3 with about 3-5 mods installed onto it. If I update, what will happen? I'll lose the mods and screw things up right?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: sensovision on June 18, 2003, 11:19:29 AM
I'm currently using 1.5.3 with about 3-5 mods installed onto it. If I update, what will happen? I'll lose the mods and screw things up right?
Mavericb7, it depends from what Mods you're using and are these mods use any of files which are upgraded, if none files are used by mods they should work as before.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 18, 2003, 11:45:38 AM
Tywick, best I could offer is you download both and use a program like windiff.

Mavericb7, use the YaBBPack or boardmod update and it shouldn't effect your mods.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: akpcep on June 18, 2003, 12:19:35 PM
Is there anywhere that lists the actual changes to the necessary files? It's not that I don't trust the upgrade scripts, but my board is fairly heavily modded and I couldn't (emotionally) cope with my site snuffing it.  :P
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Jedi~ on June 18, 2003, 12:24:20 PM
Try the boardmod version, just open up the .mod in any text editor, or just run it through boardmod :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Shadow's Pawn on June 18, 2003, 12:25:33 PM
With any installed mods, the only problem you might run into is the last line of the update, where it adds the ' ' marks around timeoffset in profile.php, since a lot of mods added to that particular line.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: akpcep on June 18, 2003, 12:46:35 PM
This is going to be more difficult than I thought.

I'm running a 1.4.1 YabbSE, obviously I have plenty of mods both official and done myself as I've been running it for years.

I've got the 1.5.4 upgrade here, but am I right in thinking I have to overwrite all the files, then run upgrade.php to alter the db tables? If so, this will wipe out my mods, won't it? If I don't overwrite the files, chances are that the old php files will cause errors with the 1.5.4-era db structure, or am I wrong?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: vagabundo on June 18, 2003, 01:38:22 PM
Okay, I have 1.51 and I see a few files that say 1.52, can I just download the 1.54 upgrade and overwrite the previous files? Or should I download the 1.53 and run that and then run 1.54.

Is it just overwriting the files or do I need to run something else.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 18, 2003, 02:13:11 PM
vagabundo, it's just overwriting, but the mod might work better for you...

akcep,
You're gonna have to overwrite the files... you're gonna have to upgrade.  Like I said above, gimme your link and I'll give you my new admin account.  It's the only way to keep it secure....
You should check for all your mods and see how many have been updated.  If they haven't, pester the author ;).

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: vagabundo on June 18, 2003, 02:24:43 PM
vagabundo, it's just overwriting, but the mod might work better for you...

gimme your link and I'll give you my new admin account.  It's the only way to keep it secure....
You should check for all your mods and see how many have been updated.  If they haven't, pester the author ;).

-[Unknown]

The mod?  I don't think I'm quite clear on what you are saying, you need a link to my site or the boards on the site?

Spaceman Spiff helped me with the upgrade from 1.30 or 1.31 I can't remember.....to 1.51 and then I ran a small upgrade to 1.52 and that overwrote just a few files. I see that this one has a lot more involved and would appreciate some experienced help.

I've noticed that I receive instant messages from other users but the messages are not intended for me, they are for somebody else.  ???

Please explain on my previous comments and thank you.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on June 18, 2003, 02:27:11 PM
I don't think I'm quite clear on what you are saying, you need a link to my site or the boards on the site?

That stuff about links and admin accounts was directed at akcep, not you!
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Klaas on June 18, 2003, 02:29:28 PM
About the security fix. What's the possible impact of the security "hole" when attachments is disabled on a board?

I've got Attachment Mode on "Disable Attachments". Will this also make my board less vulnerable?

Don't get me wrong, I allready patched my board. But still curious.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 18, 2003, 02:32:34 PM
To put it as... informational as I will.... whether or not attachments are on or not doesn't affect this hole.  That's a major problem of it...

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Klaas on June 18, 2003, 02:43:30 PM
Mmkay. That sound major enough to me ;)  Quite informational ;)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: vagabundo on June 18, 2003, 02:47:22 PM
That stuff about links and admin accounts was directed at akcep, not you!

 ;D ;D ;D

Sorry I thought he mispelled "except"   ;)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on June 18, 2003, 02:58:21 PM
Sorry I thought he mispelled "except"   ;)

Looks like we all misspelled 'akpcep' anyway! :-X
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Overseer on June 18, 2003, 04:04:30 PM
/me all done


am I mad for liking to mod manually?  8)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Klaas on June 18, 2003, 04:07:58 PM
Is there any other way?  ;)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: DickBarton on June 18, 2003, 04:29:10 PM
Got mine upgraded now...thanks very much for the help with the YaBBPak.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Feho on June 18, 2003, 05:30:59 PM
Is there a YaBBPak file?  I didn't see any link to that...

Anyway...  What is the difference between "update" and "upgrade"???  If I used 1.5.3, do I "upgrade" or "update" my board?

An is there any modifications to the language files???  ;D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: akpcep on June 18, 2003, 05:31:22 PM
Ah nuts.

Looks like I'm going to have to go through the files, clip all my modded sections out then upgrade, then paste them all back in again. You see, these aren't 'official' mods, but ones I've written myself by and large.

Thanks for the help mind you, and thanks for getting my nick right!
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: A.M.A. on June 18, 2003, 05:36:13 PM
Anyway...  What is the difference between "update" and "upgrade"???  If I used 1.5.3, do I "upgrade" or "update" my board?
update
Quote
An is there any modifications to the language files???  ;D
no
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: krysia322 on June 18, 2003, 06:11:27 PM
Thank you for the heads-up!
 :D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: surfdude on June 18, 2003, 06:16:06 PM
I have downloaded v 1.5.4 and have burned it to the cd for safekeeping. But as I took this cd out of the cdrw, I noticed massive hole in the middle of it. Is this the security hole? And if it is, than it is massive one.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: newbieyabbie on June 18, 2003, 06:54:13 PM
1..5.4 it is then, updated my 1.5.3 using the yappack, and after changing some permissions, went smoothly. Thanks for the email notification.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Feho on June 18, 2003, 07:15:16 PM
Anyway...  What is the difference between "update" and "upgrade"???  If I used 1.5.3, do I "upgrade" or "update" my board?
update
Quote
An is there any modifications to the language files???  ;D
no


thanks!  :D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: skoen on June 18, 2003, 07:19:57 PM
What will the next release be?
1.5.4 or [Unknown]'s 1.6.0 with the new and improved admin panel :)
I just can't wait for the next release :)
Got my board updated 18th June at about 9:00 am (CET)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Feho on June 18, 2003, 07:24:54 PM
What will the next release be?
1.5.4 or [Unknown]'s 1.6.0 with the new and improved admin panel :)
I just can't wait for the next release :)
Got my board updated 18th June at about 9:00 am (CET)

Yeah!  I'm waiting too for this new version...  Hope it will be released soon  :D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 18, 2003, 08:33:29 PM
If we are running 1.5.3 and upgrade, how are we not going to lose all our mods?  It's overwriting the most commonly modded files.  Am I missing something?

I'm assuming I'm going to have to compare what I have with what's new somehow in order to retain everything I've done to my board.

Jason
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: bugsy on June 18, 2003, 08:34:36 PM
I am currently running 1.5.3
I have dowloaded 1.5.4 but not yet installed it.
My question is 1.5.4 upgrade has a total of 6 php files.
Should I use telnet or ftp, or does it even matter?
Are there specific Chmod 's when uploading / upgrading these files?
Should I back up anything before making this update?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 18, 2003, 08:38:32 PM
I am currently running 1.5.3
I have dowloaded 1.5.4 but not yet installed it.
My question is 1.5.4 upgrade has a total of 6 php files.
Should I use telnet or ftp, or does it even matter?
Are there specific Chmod 's when uploading / upgrading these files?
Should I back up anything before making this update?

It shouldn't matter, but I'd just ftp in and overwrite those 6 files you had before.  As far as backing up, it's ALWAYS a smart idea to do that.  :)

I know it's been like 2 minutes (haha) but can someone respond to my question above when they get a moment? Thanks
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: A.M.A. on June 18, 2003, 08:47:10 PM
If we are running 1.5.3 and upgrade, how are we not going to lose all our mods?  It's overwriting the most commonly modded files.  Am I missing something?

I'm assuming I'm going to have to compare what I have with what's new somehow in order to retain everything I've done to my board.

Jason
I think this the best way unless you are sure that the Mods you have installed do not alter the newly files of 1.5.4 .. I usually use Beyond Compare do to let it do the comparing for me.
if you are running 1.5.3 you need to update only.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 18, 2003, 08:48:56 PM
If we are running 1.5.3 and upgrade, how are we not going to lose all our mods?  It's overwriting the most commonly modded files.  Am I missing something?

I'm assuming I'm going to have to compare what I have with what's new somehow in order to retain everything I've done to my board.

Jason
I think this the best way unless you are sure that the Mods you have installed do not alter the newly files of 1.5.4 .. I usually use Beyond Compare do to let it do the comparing for me.
if you are running 1.5.3 you need to update only.

Right, but the update file is just 6 php files that I'm supposed to overwrite the old ones, correct?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: A.M.A. on June 18, 2003, 08:51:15 PM
right .. with index.php they are 7.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 18, 2003, 08:59:39 PM
right .. with index.php they are 7.

Right, sorry, 7 total.  That sucks :(

Is that compare prog easy to figure out?  Can you just compare the current to the new ones and figure out what you want to keep or drop?  I just hate to think of having to search for all the diff't mods that have been done to those files.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: 1979Z28 on June 18, 2003, 11:45:11 PM
It's extremely easy to mod the files to be 1.5.4. It's what I did, though I had to replace the edited files, with the originals, when the Advanced Skins mod stopped working. :( I'm gonna figure out a fix for that tomorrow sometime, and then I'll finish upgrading.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 19, 2003, 12:23:35 AM
Jason, please try the boardmod file or the YaBBpak.

The YaBBpak can be found here:
http://www.yabbse.org/packages/bugs

The Boardmod file can be found here:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.mod?download

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: akpcep on June 19, 2003, 12:27:24 AM
Which version does that boardmod upgrade from? Are there earlier boardmod upgrades available that can be used to upgrade a 1.4.1 YaBBSE?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 19, 2003, 12:30:32 AM
Which version does that boardmod upgrade from? Are there earlier boardmod upgrades available that can be used to upgrade a 1.4.1 YaBBSE?

No, there is no boardmod for that, I'm sorry.

You will have to use the 1.5.4 upgrade package.  This will uninstall any and all installed mods.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: venge on June 19, 2003, 12:56:04 AM
The mod went in flawless for me.

Thank guys/gals.......


Venge
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: BiErLeEuW on June 19, 2003, 02:08:42 AM
Code: [Select]
installed mods: 7
YaBB SE 1.5.1\newindicator_im_1.5.1_final.mod
YaBB SE 1.5.1\display_mod_by_wezz6400_100.mod
YaBB SE 1.5.1\GalleryMod_v0.97_yse1.5.2.mod
YaBB SE 1.5.1\modification1.5.1.mod
YaBB SE 1.5.1\BioMod_v1.2.mod
YaBB SE 1.5.1\Who.mod
YaBB SE 1.5.1\UserBrowsing_v1.3.mod
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

now installing: Upgrade mod for YaBB SE version 1.5.3 -> 1.5.4 1.0 (yabbse_1-5-4_update.mod)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Step 1 ... ok
Step 2 ... ok
Step 3 ... ok
Step 4 ... ok
Step 5 ... ok
Step 6 ... ok
Step 7 ... ok
Step 8 ... ok
Step 9 ... ok
Step 10 ... ok
Step 11 ... ok
Step 12 ... ok
Step 13 ... ok
Step 14 ... ok
Step 15 ... ok
Step 16 ... ok
Step 17 ... failed - ERR(1): Search string could not be found
> modifications failed! 1 errors occured. No files will be modified. Please see readme for help on the
error messages.

Some-one knows what wrong? I did it with boardmod
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 19, 2003, 03:12:52 AM
Some-one knows what wrong? I did it with boardmod
It's very likely step 17 conflicted with one of the other mods you've installed. It changes the profile query, which probably has also been changed by one of the other mods.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: dschwab9 on June 19, 2003, 03:38:31 AM
BiErLeEuW, easiest thing to do is probably to edit the mod and delete step 17 and just make that change manually.  That's what I did on mine.

Also, just noticed the stats.php was changed so that it does not show stats for restricted forums to people who aren't allowed in them.  WooHooo!!!! Thanks to whoever fixed that!
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: loudog on June 19, 2003, 04:10:01 AM
I have about 6 mods on my board, and used the yabb pack, with no troubles at all. Some of the 7 files are changed only by one call of code, if I remember some only change the version info at the top of the file. Its a really easy update.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: ads199 on June 19, 2003, 04:20:17 AM
Hi,
  I was using 1.4.x to drive other bits and pieces on a website, and I have just upgraded to 1.5.4 which seems to have broken a bunch of stuff, not least with the change to $username handling the ID_MEMBER and not the username of the user (which presented a bug I had to handle elsewhere)..

Also, is there now some code which meddles with the cookies if the site is run on http://localhost?

Is there a mailing list, or somewhere where the technical details are discussed for changes like this, so that I know what I am getting myself into when I go to upgrade?

Thanks for any information.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 19, 2003, 05:52:29 AM
Jason, please try the boardmod file or the YaBBpak.

The YaBBpak can be found here:
http://www.yabbse.org/packages/bugs

The Boardmod file can be found here:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_update.mod?download

-[Unknown]

Thank you sir, I will try that this evening.  :)

Jason
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Shadow's Pawn on June 19, 2003, 06:54:28 AM
Some-one knows what wrong? I did it with boardmod

You should do like dschwab9 and just do that last step manually and then delete that step from the mod file.  That is what I did as well and it installed fine.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 19, 2003, 09:24:22 AM
Hi,
  I was using 1.4.x to drive other bits and pieces on a website, and I have just upgraded to 1.5.4 which seems to have broken a bunch of stuff, not least with the change to $username handling the ID_MEMBER and not the username of the user (which presented a bug I had to handle elsewhere)..

Also, is there now some code which meddles with the cookies if the site is run on http://localhost?

Is there a mailing list, or somewhere where the technical details are discussed for changes like this, so that I know what I am getting myself into when I go to upgrade?

Thanks for any information.
There have been a few discussions but all of this was changed in 1.5.0 and 1.5.1.  Take a look in the php scripting board.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: coaxfun on June 19, 2003, 11:50:40 AM
I am sooo confused.
Trying to figure this out, if you want to *upgrade* to 1.5.4 from 1.5.1 you use the yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade file, correct?
But then, the post says, don't run upgrade.php.... so how do you upgrade?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: PotatoPeeler on June 19, 2003, 12:01:05 PM
1.5.1 RC1 -> 1.5.1 (update) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-1_update.zip?download) -> 1.5.4 (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php) (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/yabbse/yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade.zip?download)

I am upgrading from 1.5.1 RC1 to 1.5.4 and I have a few questions.  The first is why are there no read me instructions in the 1.5.1 update?  The second is what's the advantages/disadvantages of going through all the updates as opposed to using the upgrade from 1.5.1 to 1.5.4 and vice versa.  Also, what do you mean by (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php)?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 19, 2003, 12:19:36 PM
The first is why are there no read me instructions in the 1.5.1 update?
probably because no instructions have been written for that specific update version.  
Quote
The second is what's the advantages/disadvantages of going through all the updates as opposed to using the upgrade from 1.5.1 to 1.5.4 and vice versa.  
The advantage of the updates is that the changes are relatively small (most updates can be done using boardmod). So modifications made to the original version can (in most cases) be preserved. Upgrade overwrites a lot of files and requires all modifications to be redone.
Quote
Also, what do you mean by (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php)?
Overwrite the current files with the files of the upgrade package. But you don't need to run upgrade.php, as there are no modifications needed for the database (in that specific upgrade path).
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 19, 2003, 12:20:36 PM
I am sooo confused.
Trying to figure this out, if you want to *upgrade* to 1.5.4 from 1.5.1 you use the yabbse_1-5-4_upgrade file, correct?
But then, the post says, don't run upgrade.php.... so how do you upgrade?
Just overwriting the files with the ones from the upgrade package is sufficient.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: PotatoPeeler on June 19, 2003, 12:28:12 PM
The advantage of the updates is that the changes are relatively small (most updates can be done using boardmod). So modifications made to the original version can (in most cases) be preserved. Upgrade overwrites a lot of files and requires all modifications to be redone.

Thanks for your reply, Compuart.

I figured that was it but just wanted to be sure.  The next question I have is how do I install an update using board mod if there is not a .mod file included?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 19, 2003, 01:13:26 PM
The next question I have is how do I install an update using board mod if there is not a .mod file included?
There's no .mod file for the update to 1.5.1 because there have been published a lot of builds under RC1. For 1.5.2, 1.5.3, and 1.5.4 there is a .mod file (either on the sourceforge download page (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57105&release_id=166159) or in the specific topics in this news board).
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: PotatoPeeler on June 19, 2003, 01:26:31 PM
There's no .mod file for the update to 1.5.1 because there have been published a lot of builds under RC1. For 1.5.2, 1.5.3, and 1.5.4 there is a .mod file (either on the sourceforge download page (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57105&release_id=166159) or in the specific topics in this news board).

Doesn't look like there is a .mod file for 1.5.2 either.  So what do I need to do to update from 1.5.1 RC1 to 1.5.1 and from 1.5.1 to 1.5.2 if there is no mod file?  Just overwrite all the files?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 19, 2003, 02:06:58 PM
the 1.5.2 mod is in here (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=9;action=display;threadid=21830). For updating to 1.5.1, an overwrite is indeed necessary (a lot of files too  :-[) as well as running upgrade.php which is packed with the update package.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: PotatoPeeler on June 19, 2003, 02:13:55 PM
the 1.5.2 mod is in here (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=9;action=display;threadid=21830). For updating to 1.5.1, an overwrite is indeed necessary (a lot of files too  :-[) as well as running upgrade.php which is packed with the update package.

Okay, I understand now.  I'll probably just update to 1.5.1 and then upgrade to the newest version of SuperMod.  Thanks for your help!
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Delirium on June 19, 2003, 05:13:48 PM
do not forget to update this...

Current version: (http://www.yabbse.org/images/yabbsever.gif)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on June 19, 2003, 05:22:23 PM
do not forget to update this...

Current version: (http://www.yabbse.org/images/yabbsever.gif)

That says YaBB SE 1.5.4 for me.  If it doesn't for you, clear your cache.

I updated that personally before this topic was even started.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: PotatoPeeler on June 19, 2003, 06:07:17 PM
Is this in reference to to my post, you guys totally lost me.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Meriadoc on June 19, 2003, 10:32:35 PM
For those of you worried about your heavily modded boards, here's a tip that I hope will help you. I started doing this a while ago when I didn't want to lose modding I'd done.

I keep a log file of all my modifications. Each time a change the code I make an input into this file like this:


---------------------------
My mod name
A comment about what it does
The file(s) changed
the exact or ~rough line numbers

The original information or exact code

changed to

the new code
---------------------------

That's the rough layout. It contains any info I need so next time I update that file I simple go into my mod log, find what I did, get the line number and change the code. Easy-as :)

hope to have helped,
merry
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 19, 2003, 11:22:16 PM
I just finished manually installing the upgrade with the help of boardmod for two forums...I attribute this to two mods I know conflict with steps 15 and 17:

the IM indicator mod
and
the Hide Sig Images mod

If you have those two mods, I believe you will need to mod by hand.

Also, I had problems with the stats.php file, so I just used the file provided in the update zip instead of using the one I was unsuccessfully modding myself.

Don't know if that will help anyone, but that's my 2 cents.

Overall not a big deal...definitely worth it to be secure :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Enc0der on June 20, 2003, 03:11:30 AM
Hey

Is there a database-difference between 1.5.1RC1 and 1.5.1 ?

I'm currently useing 1.5.1RC1, and wants to upgrade to 1.5.4 (Supermod). Do I really MUST upgrade to 1.5.1 first ?!

and what update\upgrade-files should I run ?


thanks
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 20, 2003, 04:24:16 AM
Is there a database-difference between 1.5.1RC1 and 1.5.1 ?

I'm currently useing 1.5.1RC1, and wants to upgrade to 1.5.4 (Supermod). Do I really MUST upgrade to 1.5.1 first ?!
There are many builds of RC1, so it really depends on what build you have.

As long as you backup everything, you can always try to upgrade without running upgrade. If it doesn't work, then it doesn't work ;D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: vcblues on June 21, 2003, 02:29:10 AM
I know I am NOT the brightest bulb here! What do I do?

I have YaBB 1.5.1 and I did the past update to 1.5.2. I never heard about the 1.5.3.

In my "version check" only a few files are 1.5.2 cause all were not nessicary but I replaced all that were supplied for the update. What should I do? Do I just download the 1-5-4_upgrade.zip and replace the files by ftp? Do I run upgrade.php or anything? Exacly what is the simplest way to do this?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 21, 2003, 02:34:02 AM
I know I am NOT the brightest bulb here! What do I do?

I have YaBB 1.5.1 and I did the past update to 1.5.2. I never heard about the 1.5.3.

In my "version check" only a few files are 1.5.2 cause all were not nessicary but I replaced all that were supplied for the update. What should I do? Do I just download the 1-5-4_upgrade.zip and replace the files by ftp? Do I run upgrade.php or anything? Exacly what is the simplest way to do this?
Take a look at the upgrade path tree both in the first post of this thread and on the downloads page.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: vcblues on June 21, 2003, 02:43:11 AM
Yes I understand that! But at the very bottom it says

1.5.2 ->  -> 1.5.4 (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php).

Do I just install all files and follow all directions (replacing all my files with the newer ones) and just do NOT run the upgrade.php? If so I just replace my /YaBB files huh? That makes sense to me but I do NOT want to screw this up.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 21, 2003, 02:57:23 AM
Yes I understand that! But at the very bottom it says

1.5.2 ->  -> 1.5.4 (upgrade; don't execute upgrade.php).

Do I just install all files and follow all directions (replacing all my files with the newer ones) and just do NOT run the upgrade.php? If so I just replace my /YaBB files huh? That makes sense to me but I do NOT want to screw this up.
Yep, just upload all the files in the upgrade package except for upgrade.php.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: jmet on June 21, 2003, 04:13:17 PM
Since ive upgraded to the latest version..

Twice for no apparent reason a thread gets this error.

(Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in c:\my site\yabbse\Sources\Subs.php on line 949)

We cant delete the thread or anything..


This never happened before the upgrade...


This is not a connection issue as it does it local as well.

I also noticed that when this thread is accessed it not only takes forever to load the page but the cpu on the server peaks at %100 while doing so..


http://insertcoin.2y.net/yabbse/index.php?board=19;action=display;threadid=69

I opened the subs.php file and went to the line it specified and removed the line ($message = preg_replace($smileyfromcache, $smileytocache, $message);) which seems to have fixed the problem.

It seems the person tried to make abunch of smilies in his post, now you just see his :D instead of the smilies but it loads at least..

Very strange..  ;/

Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: akpcep on June 21, 2003, 04:18:09 PM
Oh, BTW - I just upgraded successfully to 1.5.4, and let me tell you it's about 300% faster. my 1.4.1 board would hang a great deal but no more.

Great work guys. I do have one issue - notification emails don't have any 'from' line showing in my mail client. The same thing happens with notifications from this board.

Any ideas?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Tywick on June 22, 2003, 03:17:10 AM
Tywick, best I could offer is you download both and use a program like windiff.

Once again Thank You for the advice. I ended up finding and using WinMerge (http://winmerge.sourceforge.net/) instead which works wonders IMHO.

there were a few lines of code (besides comments) that were differrent between 1.5.1RC1 and 1.5.1.

I still need to do a little more tweaking with the floating categories (http://test.msnug.com/yabbse) but it works great for now.

All tweaked nice and purty now. Also see Floating Categories for 1.5.x (http://www.yabbse.org/community/index.php?board=158;action=display;threadid=24131) for more info.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Taildragger on June 22, 2003, 12:45:27 PM
I'm sorry, can someone explain the difference between "update" and "upgrade"?  I'm at 1.5.2, at least I think I am.  It says 1.5.1, but if I do the version check, some of the files say 1.5.2.  

Anyway, it says that I can either upgrade directly without running upgrade.php, or else update twice 1.5.2 to 1.5.3 to 1.5.4.  I'm not really sure what that means.

I've changed my buttons, and made some mods to news.php, so I'd rather not overwrite all those files if I don't have to.  Did all the stuff in the 1.5.4 package really change?

Thanks.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on June 22, 2003, 01:05:11 PM
Anyway, it says that I can either upgrade directly without running upgrade.php, or else update twice 1.5.2 to 1.5.3 to 1.5.4.  I'm not really sure what that means.

In your case, it's just two different ways of picking up the same files. The updates are smaller packages but the upgrade contains everything you need in a single download. You don't need to execute upgrade.php because there are no changes to the DB structure between 1.5.2 and 1.5.4.

Quote
I've changed my buttons, and made some mods to news.php, so I'd rather not overwrite all those files if I don't have to.  Did all the stuff in the 1.5.4 package really change?

Nobody who's changed their buttons overwrites them with new versions except by mistake! As for news.php, it looks like you're in luck because that's not one of the affected files for your particular upgrade... :)

PS IMHO you'd be better off with the updates because they're *much* smaller downloads and only contain the files you need!
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Taildragger on June 22, 2003, 01:22:59 PM
Thanks.  Yeah, I looked at the updates and there were only a few files in there.  I just copied them over the old ones and that's it.  The upgrade version looks like it has every single file, regardless of whether it changed.

I'm not sure why they do that...
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: akpcep on June 22, 2003, 01:29:03 PM
I think its so you can either do a full install or just replace the files you need. If you check the readme it has full instructions as to which you have to replace.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: jmet on June 22, 2003, 03:51:20 PM
It appears my problem was caused by members posting too many smilies inside a thread.

It also stretched the boarders of the page beyond the screen to where you had to scroll to the right quite abit..

Is there a way to limit or lock the width of the forum?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on June 22, 2003, 03:53:25 PM
Since both the new files in the 1.5.3 update are also replaced in 1.5.4, the 1.5.4 update should (with hindsight) be all you need to upgrade from 1.5.2.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Taildragger on June 22, 2003, 03:57:26 PM
Since both the new files in the 1.5.3 update are also replaced in 1.5.4, the 1.5.4 update should (with hindsight) be all you need to upgrade from 1.5.2.

Yeah.  Like a fool I copied them and copied over them again.  Just following directions...  :P
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on June 22, 2003, 04:08:33 PM
Since both the new files in the 1.5.3 update are also replaced in 1.5.4, the 1.5.4 update should (with hindsight) be all you need to upgrade from 1.5.2.

Yeah.  Like a fool I copied them and copied over them again.  Just following directions...  :P

Of course, if you'd been good and upgraded to 1.5.3 when it came out, that would have made perfect sense! :-X
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: wahi on June 22, 2003, 08:30:53 PM
Stupid question: How exactly does one update 1.5.3 to 1.5.4? There is no update.php script in the folder. Do I simply replace the old versions of the files with the new ones on the server? Thanks. ???
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on June 22, 2003, 08:35:32 PM
Stupid question: How exactly does one update 1.5.3 to 1.5.4? There is no update.php script in the folder. Do I simply replace the old versions of the files with the new ones on the server? Thanks. ???
Yes, you only need to replace files.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: DaveG on June 23, 2003, 08:57:27 PM
I just updated my forum from 1.5.3 to 1.5.4 using the boardmod file.  Now my members and myself are getting a bug when modifying or deleting a message with this error:

Parse error: parse error in /home/tropico/cgi-bin/cafe/Sources/ModifyMessage.php on line 305

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: modifymessage2() in /home/tropico/cgi-bin/cafe/index.php on line 310

I replaced the ModifyMessage.php with a backup file from 1.5.3 and no error.  Any idea what's wrong?

I have only two mods installed beside the 1.5.2 - 1.5.4 updates (addfivemembergroups and globalmodcenter) but neither one touches the modify message file.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Compuart on June 24, 2003, 05:15:31 AM
Either the file was corrupted during ftp-transfer, or a modification went wrong. But if none of your mods touch ModifyMessage.php then you can safely overwrite ModifyMessage.php with a 1.5.4 version of the file from the upgrade, update, or safe-mode package.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: SDMR on June 24, 2003, 05:53:00 AM
Javascript errors when admin tries to update a member's profile.

When I try to ammend a member's profile to put them into a usergroup for example, I then get the following Javascript error:

Quote
Line: 127
Error: 'document.creator.oldpasswrd.value' is null or not an object

SDMR
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: charlottezweb on June 24, 2003, 01:08:25 PM
Anyone else experiencing problems with the new loginout.php file?  When I logout (or any member for that matter) it registers me as a guest and removes my admin rights, but continues to show my admin name as logged in on the "members online" listing.  It doesn't do this on my pre 1.5.4 boards...

Since this was one of the few files altered for this release, it it not safe to use my older version instead of this new one to correct this?

Thanks!
Jason
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: espenf on June 24, 2003, 01:38:20 PM
Great work guys. I do have one issue - notification emails don't have any 'from' line showing in my mail client. The same thing happens with notifications from this board.

Any ideas?
I have the same problem. Is there a solution for this?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Douglas on June 24, 2003, 01:52:11 PM
Yes, do a search for "from, email" in other help.  :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: PC_Freak on June 29, 2003, 02:37:19 AM
i've been using miniBB for a while and since this new release i threw my miniBB away and installed YaBB SE. it's just great! :D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: luisr on June 29, 2003, 12:52:16 PM
I am trying to do the 1.5.3 to 1.5.4 upgrade via the BoardMod way because I have changed many things related to appearance of forms in most of the files affected by this upgrade.  However, all changes that are not a change in version number fail.  I noticed that the indentation of the code in my source files is different from what the MOD specifies, and thus, the search fails.

I will be doing the modifications by hand for this reason.  However, I am curious as to why the indentation is different since I did not change that in the files I modified.  Anyone else having the same problem?

======

An update:  I did the modifications by hand following the step-by-step process as shown in BoardMod.  I noticed that one of the modifications was not found because the code did not exist as found in the MOD file.  This was in the InstantMessage.php module.  There were several lines of code in this particular step and they were in different order.  Also, an "if" statement, although contextually the same, was coded differently and obviously, could not be found.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Egg on June 30, 2003, 01:13:25 AM
Javascript errors when admin tries to update a member's profile.

When I try to ammend a member's profile to put them into a usergroup for example, I then get the following Javascript error:

Quote
Line: 127
Error: 'document.creator.oldpasswrd.value' is null or not an object

SDMR

I also have this.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: vcblues on June 30, 2003, 09:23:13 PM
OK Thanks! I got my Winemakers site updated, if all is well I will update the rest of my sites! But now I am wondering. For the future my files seam confudsing. Everything has been updated a couple time now. But my version check looks like the below. I know everything is up to date but I can see problems arising in the future if an an auto-updater is ever designed. I hope the developers keep this in mind. Below is what my update looks like. Would it be smart for me to update all files to the current version or a waist of time?

Quote
YaBB File Users Version
YaBB Package YaBB SE 1.5.4
index.php YaBB SE 1.5.4
english.lng YaBB SE 1.5.2
Admin.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
BoardIndex.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Calendar.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Display.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Errors.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
ICQPager.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
InstantMessage.php YaBB SE 1.5.4
Karma.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Load.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
LockThread.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
LogInOut.php YaBB SE 1.5.4
Maintenance.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
ManageAttachments.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
ManageBoards.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
ManageCats.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Memberlist.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
MergeThreads.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
MessageIndex.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
ModifyMessage.php YaBB SE 1.5.4
ModSettings.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
MoveThread.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Notify.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Poll.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Post.php YaBB SE 1.5.4
Profile.php YaBB SE 1.5.4
Recent.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Register.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
RemoveOldThreads.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
RemoveThread.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
RepairBoards.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Search.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Security.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
SendTopic.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
SplitThreads.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Subs.php YaBB SE 1.5.1
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on July 01, 2003, 11:12:38 AM
Would it be smart for me to update all files to the current version or a waist of time?

Those *are* all the current versions!

PS On reading your post again, it's obvious that you knew that. So, if the question is whether to modify them all to say 1.5.4, I wouldn't bother because:

1. It won't be true.
2. It'll only confuse the version checker.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: HistoryGirl on July 02, 2003, 02:55:34 PM
right ok i dont have any previous versions do i download the latest version?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: strangepup on July 02, 2003, 05:17:29 PM
Hello, I am updating from 1.5.3 to 1.5.4 and I am getting this message:
Quote
index.php
We're going to look for:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$YaBBversion = 'YaBB SE 1.5.3';
$YaBBphpver = 'YaBB SE 1.5.3';

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
String found, I will now replace it with:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$YaBBversion = 'YaBB SE 1.5.4';
$YaBBphpver = 'YaBB SE 1.5.4';

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
An Error Has Occurred!

2: fopen(index.php) [function.fopen]: failed to create stream: Permission denied
(/home/www/bloodshed/community/Sources/Packages.php ln 357)

Any help would be appreciated...thanks! ;D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on July 02, 2003, 09:22:54 PM
Make sure all the files are chmodded correctly, most should be 666.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: strangepup on July 02, 2003, 09:55:22 PM
Make sure all the files are chmodded correctly, most should be 666.
so change all files to 666 and the apply mod? i made all files in "sources" dir 777 and it still wasn't working for me
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: John Galt on July 03, 2003, 12:19:39 PM
Funny thing happened to me on the way to the Forum.

DL'd Ver 1.5.4 since I'm doing a new install, unzipped the file, read the Standard Install to upload two files. One was install.php the other accorcing to the readme.txt was yse151.ya.

Looked at the unzipped file name, and it says yse153.ya

2,003,524 bytes. Hummmmm!!

Now this is a NEW install, not an upgrade e.t.c.

Comments appreciated!!

JG
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Peter Duggan on July 03, 2003, 12:23:43 PM
@John Galt

Sounds about right...

The .ya file basically contains all the other files, which are extracted by the installer, so it is quite big.

@HistoryGirl

Yes (1.5.4)! :)
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: John Galt on July 03, 2003, 12:27:35 PM
Perhaps we could re-do the readme.txt file, to reflect ys3153.ya, rather than 151. For old knothead, logical minded nuts like me, it begs the question. Now what? ;D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: strangepup on July 03, 2003, 02:52:57 PM
Make sure all the files are chmodded correctly, most should be 666.
I got it to work...THANK YOU DAVID! ;D
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on July 03, 2003, 10:17:33 PM
Perhaps we could re-do the readme.txt file, to reflect ys3153.ya, rather than 151. For old knothead, logical minded nuts like me, it begs the question. Now what? ;D
Yeah, that readme sorta sucks. :-\
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: John Galt on July 03, 2003, 11:29:53 PM
Only because I'm doing all this for the first time, with this type of setup, it makes the instructions critical.  :)

There is one vast difference that I see here compaired to WoltLab BBS, and that's the support that with one simple post by Peter Duggan, indicating it "sounds about right" gave me the 'give it a shot' try.
 
So what do you have to lose, a little time if it falls short, and you learn in the process, and mostly the assurance that if you still get stuck, you can get back here, and someone will help you resolve it.

That is rare David, and with a year or more looking for a decent board, and the support to go with it. You guys win hands down. ;)

Now I'll go post about the problem I'm having with Supermod! ;D

 
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: digibike on July 07, 2003, 11:14:46 AM
Strange things happen. I had 1.5.1 running on my forum and suddenly I couldn't open the forum anymore. Browser came with error: Zero Sized Reply.
I hadn't chenged anything on the forum so went asking if anyone else had the same problems. And there were, but also people who have no problems opening the forum.
So I ftp-ed all the files of 1.5.4 to the server and tried again. No luck, ie no changes.
On my work I managed to get IE to open the forum, but from home it still doesn't work.  Also with other browsers no luck.

Anybody hints of what the problem could be or how it could be solved?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Soundguru on July 08, 2003, 01:22:54 AM
Problem...

Upgraded from 1.41 to 1.54...Now I get a DNS error when I try to open the index.php file.

Any ideas?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: lbyard on July 08, 2003, 02:46:43 AM
I just upgaded from 1.41 to 1.54.  I also installed the chat mod.  Everything seems to be working OK except when I try to delete a topic.  The following error results:

Invalid referring site.

Also, the topic is not removed.  The web site version of Yabbse and mysql are on separate computers.  I have a development version with duplicate of the database on a Linux box on my LAN and it works OK.  MySQL is on the same computer.  I am Admin when trying to the delete.

Any help would be very much appreciated.  I already searched these forums for an answer.  All I discovered from that was the error message is in the language file.

Thank you,
Larry


Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: lbyard on July 08, 2003, 03:00:16 AM
Regarding my last post.  I have the forums running in frames.  When I run it directly, the error does not occur.
I can consistently reproduce the condition.  Larry
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Søren Bjerg on July 08, 2003, 08:43:12 AM
I've got a question regarding the Packages.php file.

In the file (in a fresh install too) it says...

Code: [Select]
$Packagesphpver = 'YaBB SE 1.5.1';
...which my host isn't too happy about - because of the remote file include vulnerability (http://xatrix.org/article3246.html).

Is it the same file from 1.5.1, or have you just forgotten to update the version string?
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: [Unknown] on July 08, 2003, 08:54:26 AM
lbyard, using YaBB SE in frames is discouraged.

Søren Bjerg, that vulnerability does not affect Packages.php.  If your files are all up to date, it cannot be used against you.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: Søren Bjerg on July 08, 2003, 08:56:56 AM
[...]Søren Bjerg, that vulnerability does not affect Packages.php.  If your files are all up to date, it cannot be used against you.

-[Unknown]

Ok, thanks - was inquiring for my host. Will forward that answer to them :).
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: luisr on July 08, 2003, 10:26:21 AM
I have a board running inside a frame without problems.  But then, probably it doesn't apply in my case because the board takes an entire frame and the only cross-frame links are site navigation links.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: lbyard on July 08, 2003, 10:28:34 AM
lbyard, using YaBB SE in frames is discouraged.
-[Unknown]

Where does it say that?  :o  I've been doing it for almost a year.  Ok, ok, I've been thinking of getting rid of the frames anyway.  :D Thanks you for your help! Larry
Title: Yet another login problem
Post by: QuasiModoX on July 09, 2003, 06:43:32 AM
Since yesterday I can't login to this forum (http://www.libcom.salom.info/yabbse/index.php) anymore. After login the board says you're only guest. That's it. No way to enter the admin panel or to do anything else.

It's a yabbb se 1.54 (updated from 1.50). No settings were changed recently, this happened suddenly without warning.

This problem occurs to all users and we've got many complaints so far. I'd really appreciate your help.

P.S. Also tried to restore settings.php from backup

Any Idea?

Greetz & Thanks

QM
Title: Re:Yet another login problem
Post by: David on July 09, 2003, 10:39:01 AM
Since yesterday I can't login to this forum (http://www.libcom.salom.info/yabbse/index.php) anymore. After login the board says you're only guest. That's it. No way to enter the admin panel or to do anything else.

It's a yabbb se 1.54 (updated from 1.50). No settings were changed recently, this happened suddenly without warning.

This problem occurs to all users and we've got many complaints so far. I'd really appreciate your help.

P.S. Also tried to restore settings.php from backup

Any Idea?

Greetz & Thanks

QM
Can we have a test account please.
Title: Re:Version 1.5.4 Is Released
Post by: David on July 09, 2003, 10:40:24 AM
I am locking this thread as it really is not meant to be a place to get support.  If you have an open support issue in this thread, please make a new thread in one of the support boards and reference your posts in this  thread.

Please use one of the support boards where you will recieve a quicker response.
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