PHPBB doesn't work...
Posted by: Bilal (
Date: January 09, 2006 09:44PM

Ok, this is my problem broken down:

First of all, my phpbb forum doesn't work, when i store all them files in a
folder, the folder is like dissapeared. Nowhere to find when i look through my
localhost, but it is there when i open the folder with in Windows XP.

So my question was, how to make my server phpbb compatible....

This is what I got as a answer, wich i appreciate very much:

As far as im aware it only happens with php 5. it is an issue with phpbb. and the only alternative is to use php 4.x or phpbb5 a seperate program that can be found on sourceforge!

I didn't want to download another version of phpbb, because of the
mods, they don't have any (good working) mods yet for phpbb5.

So I downloaded the php5 to php4 add-on.....installed it, hoping to get
my forum working. But instead of a working forum, i got an tripping server.

Actually this is what it says when I start Apache with the PHP4 add-on:

First Promptscreen says:

Unknown(): (null): Unable to intialize module
Module compiled with module API=20050922, debug=0, thrad-safety=1
PHP compiled with module API=20020429, debug =0, thread-safety=1
these options need to match

Second Propmtscreen says:

Unknown(): Unable to load dynamic library '../php/ext/php_pdo_sqlite.dll -
Can't find the module.

So my question to all of you whizzkidz:

what do i have to do now, to get phpbb working on my server....?????

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Re: PHPBB doesn't work...
Posted by: Bilal (
Date: January 10, 2006 03:37PM

no whizzkidz around here ???

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Re: PHPBB doesn't work...
Posted by: sank (
Date: January 10, 2006 09:32PM

I'm no whizzkid, but i've just downloaded phpBB2 and read most of the instructions. I'm pretty sure phpBB 2 is compatable with php5 but requires different settings.
If u download the latest version, the docs folder contains all the info you need to know to install it and get it working. You'll probably need to update your BB though.

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Re: PHPBB doesn't work...
Posted by: Djemgee (
Date: February 26, 2006 02:29PM

Get rid of the htaccess file in the phpbb2 folder. I guess Wamp has a problem with htsccess of only this one in particular. Works for me to get the folder back.

Good luck

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Re: PHPBB doesn't work...
Posted by: CyberSpatium (
Date: February 26, 2006 04:25PM

leave the htacess file. your problem is simple, you need to enable support for PDO in your php.ini file. WAMO does not come with PDO enabled by default.

edit your php.ini file, and change this:




And then change




Save the file, restart apache so the settings take effect. Now PDO will be enabled. You can see your PDO settings by running phpinfo() and find the PDO part.

You can also enable PDO for mysql, mysqli, and a few other database types by enabling their settings.

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