Tetra-WebBBS Support Forum
: I've made it to where the new board shows up at
Looks OK so far.
: How do I change the URL of the board? (I found it in 5.12, in the
: index.cgi file, but it says $dir hasn't been used since 5.3). I
: figure the answer is right in front of my nose but I can't find
: it. I've read and re-read the documentation and looked through
: forum postings.
Help is in this document:
Move entry script to whatever place is convenient. Then add the appropriate line in section(2) of the entry script as indicated in #3 of the document linked.
currently the following should do:
use lib '/usr/www/users/mjblue/cgi-bin/bbs61x/lib';
You could as well rename the /cgi-bin/bbs61x to /cgi-bin/bbs_current - may help on future upgrades. Won't need to change the entry script any more
: Secondly, I have the BBS folder outside of my public folder like
: the instructions advised and I have the bbs61x folder in my
: cgi-bin folder. I'm really unclear where I'm supposed to move
: all my existing 5.12 messages/folders to. I thought finding my
: new test messages would give me a clue but I can't find those
Use debugger - it will report all folders used by the entry script from which you call the debugger.
To call debugger, append "?debug" to the URL of the entry script.
if all is settled, rename webbbs_debug.pl as recommended in #12 of setup guide:
Regarding instructions where to move old folders/files please read this section of the setup guide:
"Upgrades from older WebBBS implementations (4.3x, 5.0x or 5.1x):"
Last not least:
Ensure to place the template files into this folder:
Hope this helps so far. More Qs welcome any time.
PS: do it step-by-step and check each change takes effect as expected. Saves time