Let me give some guidelines on how i upgrade smf,
since it's a bit unusual and it may help others.
And in the process i'll answer gri's questions.
So to answer gri's question about how do i set permissions and create directories -
for smf installation i do it all from the FTP client.
(i've been trying SecureFX
recently but any one will do).
Certain directories like the attachments directory need to be made writable by all
(right click on the folder and chmod to +777 or +w for all.
I think smf will alert you if you haven't done this properly.
You do not need anything special as far as a control panel or special database access -
it can all be done through a normal ftp client.
I understand clearly why you have no time
to think about human modifications of smf forum..
and participate in smf forum humanization
(including the ignore mod installation).
Nobody will find Truth
if Every Body will fly around False.
False surrounds Truth.
Truth Source is inside False Stratifications.
Well, I have changed the subtitle of my previous post
so to help you to abstract yourself
from your false technology peculiarities..
on this stage of short conversation.
I have located my previous post in this your topic
because there is no other place at your forum
and on the planets
known to me
for my public posts adressed to you.
As far as I can see (from your signature)
you have neither your own toogrik
nor the gritoadmix board
at donationcoder forum.
Both your the first (maybe the only) toogrik
and my toogrik..
that one which I would like you to reply me personally to -
are located at the grivitational forum
which was evidently suspended (together with its server as a whole)
(hope you guess - by whom..)
and which i am trying to restore now at another free hosting
and upgrade by human set of mods..
Similarly my forum gritoadmix board
is not appropriate now for the dialogues -
until i will find out (with your gracefull help including)
how can a user of free hosting account
overcome the obstacles of smf upgrading
and _automatic_ modification
through Package Manager.
Only after elimination of these obstacles
my appeal to humanize your upgrade technology
will become grounded.mouser
Can you please answer my previous post questions
more directly ?
It will help others.