• [wiki.synchro.net] page changed: module:msglist

    From digital man@VERT to wiki.synchro.net on Thu Jul 20 12:20:14 2023
    Wiki edit of http://wiki.synchro.net/module:msglist by digital man:
    [Menu Command] Clarify about v3.17 and earlier and v3.20 and later key mapping method

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to digital man on Fri Jul 21 16:11:06 2023
    Re: [wiki.synchro.net] page changed: module:msglist
    By: digital man to wiki.synchro.net on Thu Jul 20 2023 12:20 pm

    So I updated to 3.20 from 3.19x today on my home test system.

    i got sbbsctrl.zip sbbs_run and sbbs_dev

    then i ran the jsexec update.js or whatever and it said it updated
    my user file to the tab format.

    after that, i could not login as any existing user. when i created a new user, that one would work, but not the pre-update user.

    I had to delete all my users and truncate, login and create sysop user.

    did i do something wrong, or is this to be expected?
    will makeuser.js work if i try to export my old users, upgrade and then reimport them via makeuser.js ?
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Fri Jul 21 14:58:29 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to digital man on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:11 pm

    Re: [wiki.synchro.net] page changed: module:msglist
    By: digital man to wiki.synchro.net on Thu Jul 20 2023 12:20 pm

    So I updated to 3.20 from 3.19x today on my home test system.

    i got sbbsctrl.zip sbbs_run and sbbs_dev

    then i ran the jsexec update.js or whatever and it said it updated
    my user file to the tab format.

    after that, i could not login as any existing user. when i created a new user, that one would work, but not the pre-update user.

    You should've stopped right there at "could not login". Did you look at your data/user.tab file and confirm your existing users were in there? Did you confirm you were actually running sbbs v3.20? Did you examine the log output (for any errors) at the time of login attempt?
    https://wiki.synchro.net/history:newuserbase

    I had to delete all my users and truncate, login and create sysop user.

    did i do something wrong, or is this to be expected?

    That is not expected or happening to anyone else, so I suspect you did something wrong.

    will makeuser.js work if i try to export my old users, upgrade and then reimport them via makeuser.js ?

    Don't do that. Just delete your data/user.tab file and run 'jsexec update' again. That'll run exec/upgrade_to_v320 and import the "old users" into the new file base (user.tab). Or you can can just run exec/upgrade_to_v320 again. Either way.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Fri Jul 21 14:59:44 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to digital man on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:11 pm

    i got sbbsctrl.zip sbbs_run and sbbs_dev

    sbbs_run.* contains all the same files as sbbsctrl.zip, so that's not necessary.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 17:49:20 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 02:58 pm


    You should've stopped right there at "could not login". Did you look at your data/user.tab file and confirm your existing users were in there? Did you confirm you were actually running sbbs v3.20? Did you examine the log output (for any errors) at the time of login attempt? https://wiki.synchro.net/history:newuserbase


    yeah i'm running 3.20a https://i.imgur.com/azzLJXJ.png
    i didn't look at the log output though.
    I didn't look at the user.tab file

    what i did was extract sbbs_dev.zip sbbs_run.zip and sbbsctrl.zip on top of my c:\sbbs\ windows install

    then i changed dir to sbbs\exec and ran jsexec.exe update.js

    https://i.imgur.com/uyEqVgI.png
    it looks like it worked ok from the output.
    i can unzip my backups and try again and see what logs it outputs.
    what log should i look at
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 17:49:49 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 02:59 pm

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to digital man on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:11 pm

    i got sbbsctrl.zip sbbs_run and sbbs_dev

    sbbs_run.* contains all the same files as sbbsctrl.zip, so that's not necessary.

    i just got 'em all to make sure i'm not missing anything.
    nobody died.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Fri Jul 21 16:28:50 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 2023 05:49 pm

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 02:58 pm


    You should've stopped right there at "could not login". Did you look at your data/user.tab file and confirm your existing users were in there? Did you confirm you were actually running sbbs v3.20? Did you examine the log output (for any errors) at the time of login attempt? https://wiki.synchro.net/history:newuserbase


    yeah i'm running 3.20a https://i.imgur.com/azzLJXJ.png
    i didn't look at the log output though.
    I didn't look at the user.tab file

    what i did was extract sbbs_dev.zip sbbs_run.zip and sbbsctrl.zip on top of my c:\sbbs\ windows install

    sbbsctrl.zip (and sbbs_run.zip) contain stock v3.20 config files (e.g. main.ini), so if you did that, then when you run 'jsexec update.js' it's going to see the v3.20 config files and *not* upgrade to your v3.19 to v3.20.

    then i changed dir to sbbs\exec and ran jsexec.exe update.js

    The correct instructions are here: https://wiki.synchro.net/install:dev

    They do not include extracting sbbsctrl.zip into your sbbs directory tree.

    https://i.imgur.com/uyEqVgI.png
    it looks like it worked ok from the output.
    i can unzip my backups and try again and see what logs it outputs.
    what log should i look at

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Fri Jul 21 16:29:05 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 2023 05:49 pm

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 02:59 pm

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to digital man on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:11 pm

    i got sbbsctrl.zip sbbs_run and sbbs_dev

    sbbs_run.* contains all the same files as sbbsctrl.zip, so that's not necessary.

    i just got 'em all to make sure i'm not missing anything.
    nobody died.

    Sure, but the upgrade didn't work either.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 18:36:27 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:28 pm


    then i changed dir to sbbs\exec and ran jsexec.exe update.js

    The correct instructions are here: https://wiki.synchro.net/install:dev

    i don't read instructions! i'm a pro

    https://i.imgur.com/uyEqVgI.png
    it looks like it worked ok from the output.
    i can unzip my backups and try again and see what logs it outputs.
    what log should i look at

    The terminal server log output would have the details of any any login failure.


    it said it converted the 2 users successfully but didn't. https://i.imgur.com/yNskjah.png

    so i looked at this .tab file. are you really sure you want to do this and not use something like csv?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 18:36:51 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:29 pm

    i just got 'em all to make sure i'm not missing anything.
    nobody died.

    Sure, but the upgrade didn't work either.

    yeah but it lied to me and said it did.
    https://i.imgur.com/yNskjah.png
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Fri Jul 21 17:32:54 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 2023 06:36 pm

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:28 pm


    then i changed dir to sbbs\exec and ran jsexec.exe update.js

    The correct instructions are here: https://wiki.synchro.net/install:dev

    i don't read instructions! i'm a pro

    https://i.imgur.com/uyEqVgI.png
    it looks like it worked ok from the output.
    i can unzip my backups and try again and see what logs it outputs. what log should i look at

    The terminal server log output would have the details of any any login failure.


    it said it converted the 2 users successfully but didn't. https://i.imgur.com/yNskjah.png

    so i looked at this .tab file.

    And were the 2 users in there?

    are you really sure you want to do this and not use something like csv?

    Yes. Comma-separate data is a bad format.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Fri Jul 21 17:33:17 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Fri Jul 21 2023 06:36 pm

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 04:29 pm

    i just got 'em all to make sure i'm not missing anything.
    nobody died.

    Sure, but the upgrade didn't work either.

    yeah but it lied to me and said it did.
    https://i.imgur.com/yNskjah.png

    Well you did something wrong. <shrug>
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Sat Jul 22 07:05:07 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 05:32 pm

    so i looked at this .tab file.

    And were the 2 users in there?


    I only looked at it after i deleted and truncated the user file. then i created new users.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Sat Jul 22 07:06:37 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 05:33 pm


    yeah but it lied to me and said it did.
    https://i.imgur.com/yNskjah.png

    Well you did something wrong. <shrug>

    all i did was unzip the files over existing files and
    go to sbbs\exec and run jsexec.exe update.js

    sbbsctrl.exe was closed when i did this.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Sat Jul 22 13:09:59 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Sat Jul 22 2023 07:06 am

    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 21 2023 05:33 pm


    yeah but it lied to me and said it did. https://i.imgur.com/yNskjah.png

    Well you did something wrong. <shrug>

    all i did was unzip the files over existing files and
    go to sbbs\exec and run jsexec.exe update.js

    sbbsctrl.exe was closed when i did this.

    Right, and it then "upgraded" the stock configuration files (you unzipped from sbbsctrl.zip) to v3.20, not *your* configuration files.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Sat Jul 22 16:12:59 2023
    Re: 3.19 to 3.20 update
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sat Jul 22 2023 01:09 pm


    all i did was unzip the files over existing files and
    go to sbbs\exec and run jsexec.exe update.js

    sbbsctrl.exe was closed when i did this.

    Right, and it then "upgraded" the stock configuration files (you unzipped from sbbsctrl.zip) to v3.20, not *your* configuration files.

    this is just a blank test system.
    it's not my main bbs. also i always backup before making any changes.

    I was just wondering if you knew what was going on. I'll wait until i update my real systems.

    relax!
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