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#29389 (In Topic #6761)

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The first step I did after installing ocp is importing links from my old website. It worked fine (the problem was that I did not changed encoding of ocp, thus I lost all lithuanian characters)

What I did now, I deleted whole catalogue of links and tried to import it again. Now I get:
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ocf_wrapper() in /home/clients/
/ocf_general_old.php on line 2

What should I do?\

I just tried and found out that I cannot import anything at all to my website. Always the same error message.

I have checked that file and found this code:


function ocf_wrapper($title,$content,$show_personal_bar=true,$show_stats=true,$forum_id=NULL)
   global $ZONE;
   return $ret;

I have no idea when this file was created. there is no such file in the ocf package.

OK. I deleted that file and now I get normal ocf error pages.

Maybe I have to have Catalogue prepared for importing links?

After I tried to re-import quotes of the day (the same reason: lost charset) and I got this answer:
"A text file for language is missing: quotes"

Last edit: by Mindaugas
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ocf_general_old.php: I think you've taken a backup file and placed it in the sources_custom directory. ocPortal doesn't like that - each php file in there is treated as something ocPortal can load.

For the quotes error – is this a phpNuke import? The easiest fix for this is to create a blank text_custom/LT/quotes.txt file, but we'll also include a fix in the next patch release.

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