[CentOS-devel] Forum migration: newbb_to_phpbb

Marcus Moeller mmoeller at econet.ch
Mon Mar 23 20:23:50 UTC 2009


Dear Alain,

>> The 'copy' is just for testing purpose. We would like to have a full
>> working installation within our TestVM before we go live. I am also
>> not sure if the XOOPS accounts are already stored within LDAP right
>> now.
>>
>> If so, it won't be necessary to import the LDAP related stuff on the
>> live system but the phpBB user association.
>
> In the script, the import isn't from LDAP to phpBB but from xoops to
> LDAP. After that, and with the phpBB properly configuered, any user in
> LDAP could be able to do login to phpBB system. phpBB automatically
> inserts the user record in the phpBB.user table for that LDAP user entry
> if it doesn't exist in it.

Ah, that's not what I expected but it's much easier to handle, then.

For me, it's still unclear which parts are already stored in LDAP
right now. If we can start from the scratch, we can just go ahead I
guess.

>> Btw. Al: have you successfully tested forums and posst import, already?
>
> Yes. Yesterday night it seemed to work with 2 xoops users, 2 xoops
> forums, and a small (2 or 3) set of topics and posts inside them.

Nice.

Best Regards
Marcus


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