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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#7040 closed defect (bug) (no action required)

PHP 7.0 Fatal Errors

Reported by: TJNowell Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5.0
Component: Forums Keywords:
Cc:

Description

There are a number of syntax fatal errors in the latest BP and trunk BP. These can be found using the following bash command:

find . -type f -name '*.php' -exec php -l {} \; |grep -v "No syntax errors detected"

Resulting in numerous deprecation warnings and these fatal errors, with the errors coming from the bp-forum component:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-admin/includes/class.bb-install.php on line 1283

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-admin/includes/class.bb-install.php


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/class.wp-taxonomy.php on line 586

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/class.wp-taxonomy.php

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/functions.wp-object-cache.php on line 108

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/functions.wp-object-cache.php

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '&' in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/functions.wp-taxonomy.php on line 179

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/functions.wp-taxonomy.php


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/pomo/mo.php on line 171

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/pomo/mo.php

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/pomo/sample/app.php on line 36

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/backpress/pomo/sample/app.php

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/functions.bb-l10n.php on line 484

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-includes/functions.bb-l10n.php

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-settings.php on line 188

Errors parsing ./src/bp-forums/bbpress/bb-settings.php

They appear to be from lines that use:

 =& new

Which is necessary in PHP 4.0 to retain the reference, but not needed in the PHP 5 object model, and broken in PHP 7

Change History (5)

#1 @netweb
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a bbPress issue and to note is already currently being worked on by @boonebgorges and @johnjamesjacoby

#3 @mcyger
3 years ago

[comment removed]

Last edited 3 years ago by mcyger (previous) (diff)

#4 @DJPaul
3 years ago

@mcyger BuddyPress works with PHP7.

What this ticket referred to is some software that's bundled with BuddyPress called bbPress (version 1). This is not used by default, and, in fact, you have to go out of your way to get this code to load nowadays. This will only be a problem if you are using bbPress 1 on your site, which may be the case if you have a BuddyPress site that's been running since about 5 or 6 years ago.

If you are using bbPress 2 (which is distributed as another WordPress plugin), or if you are not using forums at all, you do not need to worry.

If you are using bbPress 1, then this is an issue that would need to be addressed by the bbPress development team -- and as they're on version 2, I think there is very little interest in someone updating bbPress 1. At any rate, that issue would be tracked at https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/, not here.

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