Fatal error in phpld2.2

Cannot redeclare date_add()

I recently had this problem at my uklearners.com directory:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare date_add() in www/uklearners.com/include/functions.php on line 1086

It seems the problem occurred since my webhosting upgraded php to php5.3

Here’s what I did to solve the problem:

1. In functions.php found the code

function date_add

and added an A after to make

function date_addA

2. This then left a further problem. I got these messages:

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in www/uklearners.com/libs/adodb/adodb.inc.php on line 914

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in www/uklearners.com/libs/adodb/adodb.inc.php on line 1988

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in www/uklearners.com/libs/adodb/adodb.inc.php on line 2060

So following advice at the phpld forum I accessed these files from my phpld2.2 installation:

/include/functions.php
/admin/init.php
/admin/dir_links_edit.php
/admin/dir_categs_edit.php
/admin/conf_users_edit.php

I then used find and replace to change everywhere that says split to make it say explode

3. I then went here http://sourceforge.net/projects/adodb/files/adodb-php5-only/

and downloaded the latest version of adodb and rep[laced the existing file libs/adodb.inc.php with the new one.

All sorted!


If you’re having difficulty with “Cannot redeclare date_add()” in your version of phpld or cannot locate download for adodb, then hopefully this post will help!

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