On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Dave <dave(a)staffslug.org.uk>
> I know this isn't really Linux, but I know there's a lot of very clever
> people on this mailing list, so I come to you for help :o)
> My question is.. I've just updated a phpBB from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5 using the
> automatic update, everything went ok, but now I have no main index
> All the posts are still there, and everything is searchable, just no
> page.. Strange.
> Anyway, if anyone can cast any light, I would be most grateful.
<suck eggs mode> :)
I would check your log files (apache error logs and even messages) to see
what went wrong first, did nothing error when you did the upgrade? Do
that first just in case you have a bigger problem that this is an
Next I would just grab the 3.0.5 tar ball of phpBB and grab the index page
out of that and put it back where it should be, then monitor the apache
error and access logs looking for other missing pages (if there are any
grep the logs for 404 errors) and replace them as you find them.
Also if you do find out what went wrong it might be worth pinging the
devs and let them know or post up the solution either on that site or the
StaffsLug site or anywhere where it can be indexed by Google in case
have the same problem. I once came across a problem building a perl
and after eventually tracking down the error message threw it into Google
only to find the exact problem and solution as first hit :) I had
it down a couple of months previously and forgotten all about it :)
</suck eggs mode>
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Well, managed to get it sorted..
Not sure exactly what was doing it, but it involved a complete fresh
install, then over-writing the data in the DB.
I've posted what I did on the phpBB forum, so see what happens!
Anyway, thanks for the replies, much appreciated.