XF 2.2 Internal Server Error with 2.5 on php 7.4 without any addon


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Internal Server Error​

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Hallejulia. The last board i had to upgrade needs to deactivate all addons.
Then i have activated all needed ones and not looked any further.

The next forum now has deactivated all addons, but still an 500.
Now i have no idea, what to do next. Upgrade from php 7.3. to 7.4. changes nothing.


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Thank you, all, but the problem was that there is an .htaccess in my download!
We never have any .htaccess there, right?
We have an .htacess.txt in the download, not the .htacess itself!


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The .htaccess file is only included if you deselect the "download upgrade package" option from the customer area. (Based on the filename of the zip which can be partially seen in the screenshot, that option was deselected.)


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Just to know, please.
Why there is any .htacess at all?

The same is with the logo_grafics.
Every update, i have to remember to delete it, before uploading.
(Or change the permissions for the files on the server)


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If you are upgrading (which you should be for an existing site), there is no .htaccess file.

To avoid your logo or other graphics being replaced, rename them from the defaults/move them to a different directory.