yes i upgraded it was still broken.
I just fixed it though and the solution was to do the following steps
Exit the nodebb directory
redownload nodebb into another folder. I called it
git clone https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git nodebb2
then i copied over my config file
cp nodebb/config.json nodebb2/config.json
then ran your setup thinger
then start and voila!
Now running the best forum engine on the web once again!
Thank you @PitaJ !