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Forum software has been upgraded to YaBB v2.2.1 - Any problems?
Mar 10th, 2008 at 4:21pm
 
Just completed upgrading the forum software to YaBB v2.2.1 (released March 5th). This point-release fixes all the problems associated with the (not-yet-ready-for-prime-time) YaBB v2.2 (Nov 2007) .. plus adds a few nice features, such as the ability to control the size of the text in the Post/Reply box. See here:

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1205184319

Everything seemed to go smoothly this time. I transferred all the files via command-line access to the VPS (which is pretty cool). It went so freaking fast I thought something was wrong .. and indeed, we may have problems, but so far, all looks okay.

I mean, have we lost any posts? or members? The little stuff I can dial in later.

I am pretty happy with how well things went this time .. especially compared to disaster I had last time, which took all day to recover from.
 
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Re: Forum software has been upgraded to YaBB v2.2.1 - Any problems?
Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2008 at 4:39pm
 
The number of members, posts, and topics is what we had before the upgrade, so I'm assuming we got all the files copied. (The power of the Linux command line with root access.) Here's my new friend:

http://www.linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php

I coulda askd the support techs to do this for me, but wanted to do it myself. Here's the exact commands (lotsa typing, no copy-n-paste available in the command line. One little mistake and it's no-go):

Code:
cp /home/radif2/public_html/cgi-bin/yabb2/Members /home/radif2/public_html/cgi-bin/yabb221/Members -R
cp /home/radif2/public_html/cgi-bin/yabb2/Messages /home/radif2/public_html/cgi-bin/yabb221/Messages -R

The -R at the end adds a "recursive copy" (whatever that is .. but it wouldn't work without it). Server load never got above 2.

Here's a screen shot of the puTTY root/shell command-line interface:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuTTY I run puTTY as a plug-in from WinSCP: http://winscp.net/eng/docs/introduction
 
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Re: Forum software has been upgraded to YaBB v2.2.1 - Any problems?
Reply #2 - Mar 10th, 2008 at 6:21pm
 
Rad wrote on Mar 10th, 2008 at 4:39pm:
The -R at the end adds a "recursive copy" (whatever that is .. but it wouldn't work without it).

It means it automatically goes into subdirectories and copies those too.

The concept of a directory is self-referential, in that the definition of a directory is a thing that contains files and directories. This kind of structural nesting turns up everywhere in logic and mathematics under the general heading of "recursion".

This kind of self-referential way of defining things not only produces the most compact definitions (and mathematicians love economy of expression), there is also a matching tool called proof by induction that fits it hand in glove, and computer science picks up on the same terminology - indeed, some important computer languages are deliberately structured so that the programs are effectively written as proofs by induction.
 
 
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Reply #3 - Mar 10th, 2008 at 6:38pm
 
Your posts are always a delightful education.

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It means it automatically goes into subdirectories and copies those too.

Oh yeah, we definitely gotta have subdirectories and their files copied .. that's the whole point .. all 10,000 files.
 
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Re: Forum software has been upgraded to YaBB v2.2.1 - Any problems?
Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 12:18am
 
John,

Have you checked to see if the pre-Y2.1 "quote bug" has been squashed?
 
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Re: Forum software has been upgraded to YaBB v2.2.1 - Any problems?
Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 12:28pm
 
Rad wrote on Mar 12th, 2008 at 12:18am:
John,
Have you checked to see if the pre-Y2.1 "quote bug" has been squashed?

The latest update doesn't seem to have fixed it:  See replies 6 and 10.

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1172938336/0
 

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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 12:40pm
 
Saw that in your other thread. Thanks. Will troubleshoot.
 
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