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phpbb import troubles

Solidus

Well-known member
#1
Hello.

I have phpbb installed at phpbb.domain.com/ and XenForo installed at phpbb.domain.com/xenforo/
I am selecting 'Retain imported content IDs' as this is a new XF install.
The database details I enter are correct with the prefix phpbb_ but I get these errors,

  • The attachments directory could not be found.
  • The avatars directory could not be found.
I have tried the following,
phpbb/images/avatars/upload
/phpbb/images/avatars/upload
and
phpbb/files
/phpbb/files
Any help? Thank you.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Try using a full server path to those directories. Something like:

/home/yoursite/public_html/phpbb/images/avatars/upload

Otherwise a relative path would have to be something like:

../images/avatars/upload
 

Solidus

Well-known member
#4
Conversion completed, but nobody can login. Seems passwords were not imported, what went wrong?
No avatars were imported either.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#5
Was it a direct import from phpBB3? No double imports? Passwords should work.

If avatars weren't imported then you must have given the wrong path. Or maybe the files themselves are missing. Maybe you are importing from an incomplete backup. There are many possibilities.
 

Solidus

Well-known member
#6
I converted first from MyBB to phpBB (passwords worked here), then from phpBB to Xenforo, where passwords stopped working.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
XenForo's phpBB importer recognizes phpBB's password format. Maybe phpBB was using a different authentication scheme for the myBB users. I don't know if phpBB supports this. Just guessing.

Were avatars working in phpBB after the first import? Double imports require extra care to ensure that everything is working at each step.
 

Solidus

Well-known member
#8
Avatars were not imported to phpBB, that's not a big deal anyway.
How can I check authentication schemes between the three? I still have them all installed.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#9
How can I check authentication schemes between the three? I still have them all installed.
That requires examining the database to see how phpBB stores the passwords.

Make sure your myBB passwords work in phpBB. If not then they simply won't work in XenForo.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#11
Assuming no problems with the import, phpBB may be using a different auth scheme to support myBB passwords. That might explain why they don't work in XenForo.