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 Post subject: Help, Computer geeks?
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2017, 07:55 
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I don't understand the BOLD text in this message below I'm getting from phpbb, which is about how I update the board to its new version:

phpBB update instructions wrote:
How to update your installation with the Automatic Update Package

The recommended way of updating your installation listed here is only valid for the automatic update package. You are also able to update your installation using the methods listed within the INSTALL.html document. The steps for updating phpBB3 automatically are:

Go to the phpBB.com downloads page and download the "Automatic Update Package" archive.

Unpack the archive.

Upload the complete uncompressed "install" and "vendor" folders to your phpBB root directory (where your config.php file is).

Once uploaded your board will be offline for normal users due to the install directory you uploaded now present.

Now start the update process by pointing your browser to the install folder.

You will then be guided through the update process. You will be notified once the update is complete.


What does it mean point the browser to the install folder? How do you point a browser?


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 00:25 
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It means accessing the actual directory the files have been copied to on your web browser. Whether that's through a public FTP link or directory through whatever management godaddy uses (like cpanel) depends.

For instance, if the files are located in: www.brainout.net/forum/install <-- you would navigate to that path (in a browser) and launch whatever HTML is in it. Again there'd be two ways of doing it, but since I have no control over it I don't know how it's set up.

I'm sure godaddy support could point it out but I hate hanging on the phone. At least godaddy has the option for NO hold music.


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 01:12 
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Alternatively we could schedule a conference call and I couuld be more helpful over the phone.

Be warned: I'll probably bust into rants about windows 10 and forced updates...


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 09:55 
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Thank you. I 'got' the bolded text in your quote below (I bolded it). I've just never heard that phrase before. BTW I gave you admin privileges, so you can sign in and see the instructions for yourself. I back up the forum often, but this sounds like the forum has to go down, to update. So won't be doing that for awhile.

hupostasis wrote:
It means accessing the actual directory the files have been copied to on your web browser. Whether that's through a public FTP link or directory through whatever management godaddy uses (like cpanel) depends.

For instance, if the files are located in: http://www.brainout.net/forum/install <-- you would navigate to that path (in a browser) and launch whatever HTML is in it. Again there'd be two ways of doing it, but since I have no control over it I don't know how it's set up.

I'm sure godaddy support could point it out but I hate hanging on the phone. At least godaddy has the option for NO hold music.


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