Stuck on "Global Moderators group found, skipping creation!"

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  • Hello! I want to upgrade our forum to v1.x.x but when I try.... this is what happens.... it just gets stuck on the line "Global Moderators group found, skipping creation!" and no matter how long I leave it there it never skips that, so I'm not able to finish the "nodebb setup" process, anyone has an idea of what am I missing or what could be causing the problem? by the way I'm on MongoDB 3.2.1 and prior to running "nodebb setup" I do first "nodebb upgrade" then "npm update" and then try the setup.

    C:\NodeBB>nodebb setup
    15/3 09:04 [3948] - info: NodeBB v1.0.0 Copyright (C) 2013-2014 NodeBB Inc.
    15/3 09:04 [3948] - info: This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    15/3 09:04 [3948] - info: This is free software, and you are welcome to redistri
    bute it under certain conditions.
    15/3 09:04 [3948] - info:
    15/3 09:04 [3948] - info: NodeBB Setup Triggered via Command Line
    Welcome to NodeBB!
    This looks like a new installation, so you'll have to answer a few questions abo
    ut your environment before we can proceed.
    Press enter to accept the default setting (shown in brackets).
    URL used to access this NodeBB (
    Please enter a NodeBB secret (119e12a8-0734-4932-9873-9db09c1a37c1)
    Which database to use (mongo)
    15/3 09:06 [3948] - info: Now configuring mongo database:
    Host IP or address of your MongoDB instance (
    Host port of your MongoDB instance (27017)
    MongoDB username (nodebb)
    Password of your MongoDB database
    Which database to use (nodebb)
    Configuration Saved OK
    15/3 09:06 [3948] - info: [database] Checking database indices.
    Populating database with default configs, if not already set...
    Previous theme detected, skipping enabling default theme
    Categories OK. Found 8 categories.
    Administrator found, skipping Admin setup
    15/3 09:06 [3948] - info: Global Moderators group found, skipping creation!

    Thank you for taking the time!

  • @baris thank you for helping me, well I did the "git checkout v1.x.x" and accordingly to GitExtensions "Already on 'v1.x.x' Your branch is behind 'origin/v1.x.x' by 145 commits, and can be fast-forwarded." so.... I don't get exactly what to do... is it that the fix for this issue is still not on the stable version of the forum? or that I should be moving to a different branch?

  • If you are on 1.x.x, do a git pull then try the upgrade again, some fixes are back ported to the 1.x.x branch.

  • @baris well finally managed to get it working, I was missing to accept merging the branch when doing the pull.... but that was not enough as now it was showing me a problem with the widget essentials... so I checkout the commit for "up widget essentials" and that fixed it for me!!

    Thank you for your time @baris 😀 👍

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