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Upgrading to Kunena is highly recommended!

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Clean Install - by grumblemarc
TOPIC: Clean Install - by grumblemarc
#30075
Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
Okay. This isn\'t referring to a FRESH Install but rather a CLEAN install where you would need to wipe the slate (database) clean of your previous FB install and reinstall it. This is taken straight from the manual included in the FB download (with a little editing).

Uninstalling Fireboard

Important Note
By Uninstalling all your Fireboard files will be deleted! However, if you have a version greater than 1.0.2, your uploaded files, avatars and all the files that are under “Joomla_Root/images” directory will not be deleted. Also, your database tables will not be dropped.

1. Go to Administrator > Installers > Components
2. Select Fireboard and click Uninstall.
3. After this point, you can decide if you want to completely uninstall Fireboard or leave the database tables and uploaded files intact.
3.1. If you want to completely Uninstall fireboard:
Apply the following database queries:

Code: :


DROP TABLE `jos_fb_announcement` ,
`jos_fb_attachments` , `jos_fb_categories` , `jos_fb_favorites` , `jos_fb_groups` , `jos_fb_messages` , `jos_fb_messages_text` , `jos_fb_moderation` , `jos_fb_ranks` , `jos_fb_sessions` , `jos_fb_smileys` , `jos_fb_subscriptions` , `jos_fb_users` , `jos_fb_whoisonline`



(If you don’t know how to access/use phpmyadmin, please read: http://community.mybboard.net/showthread.php?tid=4720)

FAILURE TO EXECUTE STEP 3.1 WILL RESULT IN foreach() (and possibly other) ERRORS!! You have been warned.

4. Delete “Joomla_Root/images/fbfiles/” directory.

Installation/Reinstallation

1. First, unpack the archive on your local computer.
2. Go to your Joomla! Administration > Installer > Components
3. Click Browse, Select the package (zip) and click on “Install”.
4. After a successful installation, go to Components > Fireboard Forum
5. Once you enter the control panel, at top of the page you will notice a dialog asking you whether you want to upgrade from “Joomlaboard” or a “Clean Install”. If you click on Clean Install you will have a fresh installation of Fireboard and necessary database tables are generated automatically.
6. [Optional] You can also try your new board by “loading sample data” which creates a dummy category and a post. We recommend this option to get familiar with creation of categories and post administration.

However while step 6 is recommended in the manual I do not. It seems to cause more problems than it solves. I personally have never installed the sample data and have had no problems whatsoever.
#30075
Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
Okay. This isn\'t referring to a FRESH Install but rather a CLEAN install where you would need to wipe the slate (database) clean of your previous FB install and reinstall it. This is taken straight from the manual included in the FB download (with a little editing).

Uninstalling Fireboard

Important Note
By Uninstalling all your Fireboard files will be deleted! However, if you have a version greater than 1.0.2, your uploaded files, avatars and all the files that are under “Joomla_Root/images” directory will not be deleted. Also, your database tables will not be dropped.

1. Go to Administrator > Installers > Components
2. Select Fireboard and click Uninstall.
3. After this point, you can decide if you want to completely uninstall Fireboard or leave the database tables and uploaded files intact.
3.1. If you want to completely Uninstall fireboard:
Apply the following database queries:

Code: :


DROP TABLE `jos_fb_announcement` ,
`jos_fb_attachments` , `jos_fb_categories` , `jos_fb_favorites` , `jos_fb_groups` , `jos_fb_messages` , `jos_fb_messages_text` , `jos_fb_moderation` , `jos_fb_ranks` , `jos_fb_sessions` , `jos_fb_smileys` , `jos_fb_subscriptions` , `jos_fb_users` , `jos_fb_whoisonline`



(If you don’t know how to access/use phpmyadmin, please read: http://community.mybboard.net/showthread.php?tid=4720)

FAILURE TO EXECUTE STEP 3.1 WILL RESULT IN foreach() (and possibly other) ERRORS!! You have been warned.

4. Delete “Joomla_Root/images/fbfiles/” directory.

Installation/Reinstallation

1. First, unpack the archive on your local computer.
2. Go to your Joomla! Administration > Installer > Components
3. Click Browse, Select the package (zip) and click on “Install”.
4. After a successful installation, go to Components > Fireboard Forum
5. Once you enter the control panel, at top of the page you will notice a dialog asking you whether you want to upgrade from “Joomlaboard” or a “Clean Install”. If you click on Clean Install you will have a fresh installation of Fireboard and necessary database tables are generated automatically.
6. [Optional] You can also try your new board by “loading sample data” which creates a dummy category and a post. We recommend this option to get familiar with creation of categories and post administration.

However while step 6 is recommended in the manual I do not. It seems to cause more problems than it solves. I personally have never installed the sample data and have had no problems whatsoever.
#39300
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
I followed all the uninstall to the letter. Now trying to reinstall I get:

Upload component - Failed
Another component is already using directory: \"/home/kmta/public_html/components/com_fireboard/\"

Any suggestions?
#39302
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
Read the error message closely. Your uninstall left behind this folder. [color=#0000FF]com_fireboard[/color] Delete it and any other FireBoard folder from the server.
#39304
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
firstly, thanks for the quick reply. I do appreciate it

Already tried that (before posting) both through file manager (cpanel) and through ftp. No luck. Says \"operation not permitted.\" Can\'t do anything to the folder. I\'ve tried changing the permissions from 755 to 777 and won\'t let me do that (same problem).

Any other suggestions on how to delete the folder?
#39305
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
You didn\'t mention that. Install JoomlaXplorer and use it to change the permissions of the folder. Then use your FTP client to delete the folder.
#39306
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
my apologies. Will try
#39308
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
Done. Thank you

(though for some reason the FTP didn\'t allow me to delete it still (permission denied), but I could delete it through joomlaXplorer)

reinstall successful, except for some original error messages which I can manage (permissions not allowing installation of images file)

Many thanks :)
#54682
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years, 1 Month ago  
I did exactly as u posted for uninstalling fireboard. When I try to install fireboard 1.0.4 I got 3 errors. The first was easy to fix, I just hadto make the /media directory writeable. The other two have me stumped at the moment cuz I\'m a complete newb learning as I go and getting help from friends and forums.
1st error is: ERROR: Could not find an XML setup file in the package.

2nd error is: Installation file not found:
/virtual/users/e15664-16570/web/media/install_488d26f2a7183/



If you could possibly point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you
#56995
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years ago  
You said: \"This is taken straight from the manual included in the FB download (with a little editing).\"

I cannot seem to find the manual. Do you perhaps have a link to it?
#56997
Re:Clean Install - by grumblemarc 9 Years ago  
It\'s in the 1.03 package.
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