If you are doing a new install of 2.1.7 (2.1.7-b3.zip) here's a list of fixes you will need to make if you want it to work:
1. get a copy of an older edition that has the file: __index.redirect
and copy it into the jforum/ directory after it is exanded.
2. if you are using embedded HSQLDB (simplist to get working quickly), you will need to get a current version of hsqldb.jar - the 2.1.6 jforum package included this file as hsqldb-1.8.0.jar. It is in the jforum/WEB-INF/lib/ directory and needs to live in this directory of 2.1.7 also.
Rafael Steil wrote:The 2.1.7-b3 package fixes these problems - the older didn't.
Sorry, it does not fix the problem. I got both errors only that it did not help to downloaf the jar file from HSQLDB . I got the error message :
I downloaded 2.1.7.-b3 today and it did not work. I had to do manual installaiton - which told me to get the missing file. I did this and it worked but now I'm stumped on a user_timezone field too small while importing an existing phpbb forum using phpbb2jforum.
phpbb uses decimal(5,2) for user_timezone whereas jforum uses varchar2(5) for the user_timezone field - not sure if this is the problem. I have one timezone value of -12.00 (6 chars!!!) perfectly legal timezone so I don't know if this is a design problem with jforum or if it has a different way of storing negative timezone values - maybe 24 hour time or something?