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    Tried to install the 5.1.5 update and it resulted in a complete failure of the forum. Trying to run the returns this:

    Warning: require_once(/home/riverg5/public_html/ [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/riverg5/public_html/ on line 44

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/riverg5/public_html/' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/home/riverg5/php') in /home/riverg5/public_html/ on line 44

    Please help

  • #2
    Are you sure you uploaded all the files correctly? There is no vb5 directory under /core/includes directory.

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    • #3
      Actually, no I'm not sure I uploaded the files correctly, although I've done this many times. What can I do if I did do it wrong? Perhaps go back to the beginning of the version 5 upgrade? Delete everything and start over with version 5 (the database was backed up just before yesterday's failed attempt)?


      • #4
        If you have a backup, you are pretty safe. I'd just reupload all the files from the archive and do a fresh installation. Also, did you edit the config.php files on your own, or did you use the process during the installation that creates them for you? I once had the issue that the auto-created php file was created incorrectly (though not in core/includes/vB5).


        • #5
          Thanks. I do not have a recent backup of the fiies, but I do have a backup of the database. Would it work for me to just delete it all and start fresh with a clean install of the original version 5, and then go through the patches and upgrades again?


          • #6
            I think just the path of your forum in admincp that is set incorrect. Not the files.

            Check in admincp : Settings - Options - Site Name / URL / Contact Details

            And then the three URL fields. I suspect that in core you have something like :
            Last edited by ; Sat 31 Jan '15, 1:40pm.


            • #7
              vBulletin URL:

              Login URL:

              Core URL:


              • #8
                I found a recent 5.14 backup, uploaded it and the 5.1.5 upgrade, ran the install, and all is well now. Thank you all for trying to help.


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