If you’ve recently installed phpNuke with Fantistico (it’s at the bottom of your Control Panel – if you haven’t seen it – go look), you may have noticed that the phpBB version is about 5 releases out of date.
The most recent version of phpBB is 2.0.21, but the version within the phpNuke 7.8 Release is 2.0.15. However, before you run out and download the standalone updates/patches for phpBB, please keep reading.
Save these files to your local PC. Unzip them one at a time (I’d do each one in a seperate temporary directory), fire up your FTP program and upload the files to the root directory on your FASTDOT hosting account (assuming that you have installed phpNuke to the root directory).
Make sure to keep the directory structures intact. Now, from your browser, run the various updater files. The URLs will look like this…
So you’ll be updating to verion 2.0.16, then 2.0.17, then 2.0.18, then 2.0.19, the 2.0.20 and 2.0.21 (if you choose).
Now, you have the latest version of phpBB running with your PHP-Nuke install and you haven’t broken anything!
Dont forget to delete the update php files after you are finished (update16-17.php – update20-21.php)