Monday, August 10, 2009

phpbb forum error troubleshooting

SoftException in Application.cpp:252: File

"/home/mysite/public_html/myforum/install/index.php" is writeable by group

SoftException in Application.cpp:252: File is writeable by group
If you're getting this error then it is related to not having a file chmod'ed to

Simply change the permissions on the file to 755.
You do not need the file or folder permissions to be 777

SoftException in Application.cpp:544: Directory

"/home/mysite/public_html/myforum/install" is writeable by group, referer:
It "suggests" that "777" be the permissions-mask, but that's only a suggestion,

since some servers prohibit such a high level. You may find that your server

allows only a max of 755.

403.shtml, referer:⊂=advanced

I checked the directory location from the 500 error, and I saw that it’s

permissions were 777, world writable. I changed the directories permissions to

755, and Apache was happy again and let the code run.

Simple as that. My new Apache install won’t run code that is in a public folder.

This is a good thing for sure. If you are having issues like I was, check your

permissions, and be careful what is 777!

403.shtml, referer:
Well the actual error is the 403 error. The 404 error is because it's trying to load an error page to show like error.html but it can't find one.

< html >
< head>
< title>Your Domain Name - 403 Error - Permission Denied< /title>
< /head>

< body>

< h1>403 - Permission Denied< /h1>
< p>

< blockquote>

You do not have permission to retrieve the URL or link you requested,
< b>< /b>< p>

Please inform the administrator of the referring page, < b>
< a href="< /a>
< /b> if you think this was a mistake.

< /blockquote>

< /body>
< /html>


< html>
< head>
< title>Your Domain Name - 404 Error - Document Not Found< /title>
< /head>

< body>

< h1>404 - Document Not Found< /h1>
< p>

< blockquote>

The requested object or URL, < b>< /b>
was not found on this server.< p>

The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been
instructed not to let you have it.< p>

Please inform the administrator of the referring page,
< a href="< /a>.

< /blockquote>

< /body>
< /html>


< html>
< head>
< title>Your Domain Name - 500 Error - Malformed Header< /title>
< /head>

< body>

< h1>500 - Malformed Header< /h1>
< p>

< blockquote>

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable
to complete your request.< p>

Please contact the administrator, of
< a href="< /a>,
and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have
done that may have caused the error.
< p>

Error: HTTPd: malformed header from script
< b>< /b>
< p>

< /blockquote>

< /body>
< /html>

i am still getting


You don't have permission to access /myforum/install/index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


You don't have permission to access /myforum/install/index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

phpbb is sucking real bad

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Advanced Electron Forum AEF

This site is the home of the Bulletin Board Software AEF. The full name of AEF is Advanced Electron Forum. This bulletin board software is free software. It is written in PHP and MySQL.

AEF has a very simple and easy to use Administration Panel and installing this software is a piece of cake! You can install new themes, customize themes the way you want. The User Control Panel has a simple yet beautiful interface where users can set their preferences for the board.

This Bulletin board or forum software has all the general features that a forum software should have. It also includes features such as :
- UTF-8 Supported
- Search Engine Optimization Tools
- IP Ban
- W3C Validated
- News System with articles
- ShoutBox
- Threaded Mode for topics
- JS DOCK for easy navigation(A first from AEF)
- WYSIWYG Editors
- Customizable Themes
- Multiple Languages supported
- Time Zone Adjustment
- Automatic Updates
- Export Files and Database
- Suggest Framework for usernames while writing PM's
- Domdrag for reordering Categories, Forums, emoticons (A new feature included for the first time ever in a forum software.)

mwForum is an open-source, Web-based discussion forum system

mwForum is an open-source, Web-based discussion forum system. mwForum is based on Perl CGI scripts, uses a MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite database and is compatible with mod_perl 1.0 and 2.0 for optimal performance. mwForum's design goals are comfortable operation and administration, stability, security and speed, a professional and consistent look, and extendability using plugins.


mwForum is Copyright © 1999-2009 Markus Wichitill.

Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.

English and German language modules are included.
Please don't use download managers.



  • Readme.html: this file
  • Install.html: installation guide (incl. system requirements)
  • FAQ.html: administration topics

HaveFnuBB OpenSource bulletin board software

HaveFnuBB is an OpenSource bulletin board software (under GPL 2.0 license) with the goals of being Fast, Light and Fun !
Its strength resides in the modules that you can add to extend its functionality.

Why another Forum when there are some many others arround the web ?

because HaveFnuBB ! is the only forum software that uses the Jelix Framework PHP5

Viscacha free bulletin board system

What is Viscacha?

Viscacha is a free bulletin board system with an integrated content management system. The intention of the software engineers is to combine the current standards with new and user friendly features. The system supports plugins and components for easily extending the core system. Viscacha uses an database abstraction layer to support as many databases as possible. Currently there is only a layer for the open source database engine MySQL. With this software you can easily set up a complete (personal) homepage. The CMS extends the bulletin board system to have a homepage which is connected to the community.

What does it cost?

Viscacha is free software released under the GNU GPL license. This program does not cost anything; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Where can I download Viscacha?

You can download the current version (Viscacha 0.8 RC7) here:
Download only for new installations:

Free and Open Source Forums

Okay. You want some Forum that is Free and Open Source with which you can assign users to multiple groups and which stores data in MySQL and featuring RSS/ATOM.

The following 17 Forums match your criteria:

Advanced Electron Forum, Beehive Forum, dnfBB, E-Blah, FUDforum, HaveFnuBB!, JForum, mvnForum, mwForum, MyBB, NextBBS, Phorum, SMF, Unclassified NewsBoard, Vanilla, Viscacha and XMB

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