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Community Member, 7 Posts

22 April 2007 at 9:54pm

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /home/brenda/projects/silverstripe-v2.0/install.php on line 538

I'm on ubuntu edgy eft
apache 1.3.34-4.1
php 5.2.1-0
mysql 5.0.38-0


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

22 April 2007 at 10:17pm

Edited: 22/04/2007 10:18pm

I think this usually happens when Apache is using PHP4 instead of 5. Perhaps you have both 4 and 5 on there, but .php files are executed using PHP4. I know packages like MAMP for Mac have two versions of PHP, that you can switch around. Try adding this line to your .htaccess file for where SilverStripe is installed:

AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .php

Hope this helps!



Community Member, 7 Posts

23 April 2007 at 10:48am

You are correct - so i wrote a patch

at the top of install.php, detect the version, and die with a useful message if it's < 5.
and move the classes to their own file (probably needs moving)

seems to me, writing a small bit of php4 compatible code in install.php will save you support requests later.


Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

23 April 2007 at 11:43am

Edited: 23/04/2007 11:44am

Yeah we had changed the line a while ago but somehow this patch didn't get through to the 2.0.1 release

$query = DB::query("SELECT ID FROM SiteTree WHERE URLSegment = 'about-us'");
if(!$query->value()) {

(Please note that with the installer script parsing, it is now simply able to tell you to upgrade to PHP5. It doesn't permit you to install. But atleast you get instructions instead of a ambiguous PHP error).

PS: I commented on but either it now awaiting moderation, or went nowhere; I can't see my comment ;)


Community Member, 7 Posts

23 April 2007 at 11:49am

comment approved (the urls caught in the spam filter).

i'll wrangle apache a bit, and then post a followup.