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Old 15th May 2017, 10:30 AM
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Default Scheduled forum outage - Wednesday 17th May

The AFA forums will be unavailable for up to half an hour, commencing at 8:00am on Wednesday 17th May, while I upgrade the vBulletin forum software from version 3.8.10 to version 3.8.11.

The outage will most likely be much shorter than that, but I need to allow a window within which I can resolve any problems that I may encounter.

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Old 17th May 2017, 08:25 AM
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A reminder that there will be a short outage of the forums this morning, starting at 8:00am.

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Had to fallback to V3.8.10 due to the following error on accessing the forums:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_detect_encoding() in /home/afa009/public_html/forums/includes/functions.php on line 574
Rather than have the forums offline for too long while trying to resolve it, I elected to fallback, and will see if I can determine what went wrong, and schedule another upgrade attempt later.
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Had to fallback to V3.8.10 due to the following error on accessing the forums:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_detect_encoding() in /home/afa009/public_html/forums/includes/functions.php on line 574
Rather than have the forums offline for too long while trying to resolve it, I elected to fallback, and will see if I can determine what went wrong, and schedule another upgrade attempt later.
I have posted to ask about this issue at vBorg in a private forum (and I masked the path to the script generating the error), and in the meantime, I will upgrade my local dev site to vB 3.8.11 (I currently am running vB 3.8.11 Beta 1 there) tonight to see if I get that error as well, and if so, how to resolve it.

I will let you know what I find ASAP.

If you don't mind me asking, what versions of PHP/MySQL are you running? This information might be helpful to have for those at vBorg who read my thread.
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Thanks. I suspect it's a missing library.

The server is running PHP 5.6.30 and MySQL 5.5.52 (vBulletin 3.8.11 requires PHP 5.6.0+ and MySQL 5.5.8+).
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Thanks. I suspect it's a missing library.

The server is running PHP 5.6.30 and MySQL 5.5.52 (vBulletin 3.8.11 requires PHP 5.6.0+ and MySQL 5.5.8+).
I will pass this along.

One of the other coders there asked:

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Paul M, the head admin at vBorg, posted:

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Install php-mbstring.

I'm amazed they have got away with not having it installed already.
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Install php-mbstring.

I'm amazed they have got away with not having it installed already.
Thanks, that's the solution that I had also arrived at.
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Thanks, that's the solution that I had also arrived at.
Yes, when you mentioned the missing library, I felt that was where you were heading.
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Damn lazy software should be doin' it's job, not goofing off in the library reading books!
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