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I moved my website to a different server and am having problems getting things to work. It's on a Linux server and I need these:
Absolute Path for your UBB CGI DIRECTORY
Absolute Path for your UBB NON CGI DIRECTORY
Absolute Path to Members Directory
Absolute Path to Directory Where Your Custom Variable Files Reside

Server support told me that the CGI directory is at: #!/usr/bin/perl (assume this will be the same for Custom Variable files) but kept getting errors with the Members dir.

It's showing that the members directory doesn't exist. I assume this is because it's the first time as there are quite a few members. It's asking to use Admin5, but doesn't give a password. I don't see a members file for 001 or 002 and wonder if this has somehow been deleted over the 8 years I've had it.

Still using the old UBB 5.45 - any help would be appreciated. I've been out of the loop WAY too long.

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No, that's the path to Perl, that is not your CGI Directory...

You'll need to ask them where the CGI Directory in your user home is, not the path to perl.


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HERE is a link to something that my help you get started.


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Thanks guys. I called them back but to no avail.

I've tried a few of these tricks but I think that the problem maybe that the CGI file for Admin5 is not there (a friend threw that out). If it still exists in later versions, can someone shoot that to me? It's the default member for UBB 5.45 setup before any members are created.


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Well, that's just a default admin user; if you're created a user and it has admin access then that user can instead be used to administer the site.


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Good point. And it doesn't accept that as Admin. Guess that would be the case regardless - if that goes back to the Members directory issue.

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Yeh, if the cgi scripts can't see the variable files (or member files) then it'll error out.

You could try putting a php script in your web root named phpinfo.php containing:
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<?php phpinfo(); ?>

And accessing it with your web browser, then looking for the "SCRIPT_FILENAME " variable, this would at least tell you what your non-cgi path would be (and from that you would probably be able to piece together your cgi-bin directory)

An example would be:
SCRIPT_FILENAME /var/www/public_html/phpinfo.php

So we can see that /var/www/public_html contains the file I uploaded to my /public_html folder, so the noncgi path if I put a ubb directory in my public_html folder would be /var/www/public_html/ubb and if my cgi bin was a folder named "cgi-bin" in the directory where my public_html folder was then it'd be /var/www/cgi-bin/ (likewise the same with say a members folder)


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Cool - I will try that tomorrow. Brain neurons are slowly breaking down today...


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