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Trouble with phpBB3 bridge and subdomain
« on: May 31, 2010, 06:18:21 pm »

I have the following issue when trying to bridge coppermine and phpBB3:

Beim Ausführen einer Datenbank-Abfrage ist ein Fehler aufgetreten.

Coppermine install:
Forum install: http(s)://
Coppermine version: cpg1.4.27
Forum version: phpBB3 3.0.7-PL1
Test user account: test / test123

BridgeManager settings:
Forum URL:
Relative path to your BBS's config file:  forenbridge/ [this is just a folder where I too placed the config.php, since setting a relative path to the phpBB directory didn't work for me, see below]
Use post-based groups?:  0
Cookie name/preifx: phpbb3_buju


As you can see, we've installed Coppermine on subdomain-level. This is due to having many people administrate different sections of the server. Since we're handling quite an amount of critical  bank-data, this can't be changed.

It wasn't possible for me to set a relative path directly to the phpBB3 directory. This is probably due to an rights-management issue, which could be corrected on the specific phpBB3 folder, if I knew which rights I'd have to set. Would it be enough to chown the phpBB3 folder to the owner of the coppermine directories (probably not, since "in-between" folders would have to be chowned as well?)?

Right know I've placed a phpBB3 config.php into the folder /forenbridge on subdomain level which of course can be found by coppermine. However I do run into a database error, the debug mode doesn't help me (see
I had this issue too whenever I tried setting up the bridge a couple of months ago. However I then had coppermine installed on the same level as the forums (forums being on and coppermine being on I therefore assume that this is not an issue with config.php -of course I might be wrong.

Any help is highly appreciated!

thanks a lot



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Re: Trouble with phpBB3 bridge and subdomain
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 08:49:01 pm »

Sorry I didn't translate the German error message (and sorry for not finding any "edit" button....), it should be something like:

"There was an error while processing a database query."


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Re: Trouble with phpBB3 bridge and subdomain
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 07:25:32 am »

The query that fails is
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While executing query "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM `usr_web2_2`.phpbb3_users" on 0Did you check (using a third-party-tool like phpMyAdmin) that the table the query complains about actually exists and that it is populated?


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Re: Trouble with phpBB3 bridge and subdomain
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 11:09:31 am »

Thanks for your reply!

Yes, the table does exist and it is populated as well :-\
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