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2.1 upgrade -> CMS log-ing = FATAL ERROR

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6 Posts

3 October 2007 at 1:28pm

I recently upgraded to v2.1 on a server running PHP 5.2. The install ran without any errors and all seemed good. I was able to view the updated CMS using a browser that was previously logged in to the Admin/CMS section.

After logging out when I attempted to log in I received the following error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::can() in /home/.furbag/username/ on line 89

I have found the same error when attempting to log in with other browsers.

Has anyone experienced this error or can anyone offer potential solutions?

Thanks in advance for your help!


4 Posts

12 October 2007 at 2:00am

"Mn" try to drop silverstripe database and then run install.php again.


6 Posts

12 October 2007 at 4:45am

That seems contrary to the idea of "upgrading". I don't want to delete my existing data.

Everything seems to be working correctly other than being able to log in to the admin tool.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Basically I upgraded to 2.1 and now I can't log in to the admin tool. When attempting to log in I receive the following error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::can() in /home/.furbag/username/ on line 89


3 Posts

24 October 2007 at 9:47am

try doing a mysql dump, backup database, clean install SS and then load saved data on the database

this is only an idea since I'm not using SS yet


Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

24 October 2007 at 8:13pm

Sorry to hear you're having troubles...
Did you clear the cache? ( /tmp/silverstripe-cache/* )
I'll see if I can get anyone else to shed some light ....


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

24 October 2007 at 8:23pm

Edited: 24/10/2007 8:25pm

I myself don't know the problem here, but looking at line 89:

if($this->dataRecord && !$this->dataRecord->can('View'))

It appears stdClass is appearing, whatever that is, when it should've picked up a SiteTree class (or subclass) instead?

After doing some digging in the source browser, I found this changeset (related to stdClass):

Not sure if that helps.

Does this mean anything to anyone reading this?



Community Member, 231 Posts

25 October 2007 at 9:35am

Try changing:

if($this->dataRecord && !$this->dataRecord->can('View'))


if($this->dataRecord && method_exists($this->dataRecord, 'can') && !$this->dataRecord->can('View'))

and see if that fixes it. I'm not sure where stdClass is coming from though..


Community Member, 86 Posts

26 October 2007 at 3:47pm

Edited: 26/10/2007 3:48pm

You don't have a homepage (page with URLSegment = 'home' or a page with HomepageForDomain set appropriately) that SilverStripe can find. It's a known problem to do with the new access rights for pages that Marcus did for GSoC.

edit: That's the most common cause at any rate.

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