Phpbb with .htaccess redirect

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#1

I am setting up a web site for a student government group that has new elections each year. I’m trying to make it so that each year, the new group can archive the previous year’s discussions and have a fresh install of phpbb.

To that effect, I’ve set up a directory structure like http://foo.com/forum/10, where I’ve installed phpbb, and it’s working. I’d like the same site to appear at the URL http://foo.com/forum, so I added a .htaccess file at /forum with “DirectoryIndex 10/index.php” in it (no quotes).

Next year, I plan to make a new install of phpbb at /forum/11, and I’ll change the .htaccess to “DirectoryIndex 11/index.php”

The problem is that if I go to http://foo.com/forum/, I see the contents, but no style sheets work. It does work if I go to http://foo.com/forum/10.

I suspect this is because phpbb uses relative urls throughout ($phpbb_root_path appears to be widely referenced), so the style isn’t loading correctly.

Is there a good way for me to define $phpbb_root_path with an absolute path rather than a relative path in phpbb?

Or is there a better approach to this problem than what I’m trying?

Thanks in advance!
Ben


#2

Trying to play games with the phpBB root path like this will cause all sorts of weird problems (like what you’re seeing). You’re probably better off either:
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[] Creating the forum at /forum/10 and setting /forum up as a redirect to the “real” URL
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] Creating the forum at /forum, then moving it to /forum/10 at the end of the year
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