Bug 556166 - zoneminder php syntax error in functions.php
Summary: zoneminder php syntax error in functions.php
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: zoneminder
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Tibbitts
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-01-16 22:05 UTC by Scott R. Godin
Modified: 2011-03-25 19:25 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-03-25 19:25:21 UTC

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Description Scott R. Godin 2010-01-16 22:05:21 UTC
Description of problem:

after setting up zoneminder and getting it running (service zoneminderstart) with no errors, I go to http://localhost/zm/ to start with the configuring in more detail, and all I get is a blank page. 

this is because there appears to be a parse error in /usr/share/zoneminder/www/includes/functions.php

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install zoneminder
2. enable httpd and mysql
3. mysql -u root -p mysql < /usr/share/zoneminder/db/zm_create.sql
4. remove the DELETE ME line from the /etc/httpd/conf.d/zoneminder.conf
5. service httpd restart
6. service zoneminder start
7. go to http://localhost/zm/
Actual results:
blank page, and the following error msg in /var/log/httpd/error_log
[Sat Jan 16 16:57:18 2010] [error] [client ::1] PHP Parse error:  syntax error, unexpected $end in /usr/share/zoneminder/www/includes/functions.php on line 2309

Expected results:
running version of zoneminder

Additional info:

Comment 1 Maarten Bremer 2010-02-21 00:48:32 UTC
This problem can easily be resolved by enabling PHP short tags. You can find this setting in /etc/php.ini, change short_open_tag to On.

The problem should be solved by replacing all short tags in the zoneminder files to the full <?php tags.

Comment 2 Jeff Moe (jebba) 2010-04-13 19:42:06 UTC
I had the same problem in the original report. I can confirm that the solution in comment #1 worksforme.

Comment 3 Nicholas J Kreucher 2010-04-26 17:05:52 UTC
i can confirm also; and agree with the proposed fix.

Comment 4 Marcus Haebler 2010-07-05 19:53:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
For completeness, you have to restart Apache once you changed php.ini:

service httpd restart

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Comment 6 Jeff Moe (jebba) 2010-11-11 03:23:06 UTC
This bug still exists in Fedora 14 in zoneminder-1.24.2-5.fc14.x86_64.

Perhaps a note could be added to the /usr/share/doc/zoneminder-1.24.2/README.Fedora file mentioning that /etc/php.ini needs this:

-short_open_tag = Off
+short_open_tag = On

Comment 7 Jason Tibbitts 2011-01-22 17:51:32 UTC
The problem here, of course, is that Fedora's php changed the default for short_open_tag from On to Off between F11 and F12.  My production camera server is still on F11 so I never personally noticed the change.

I'm just a co-maintainer here and this isn't my area of expertise, but Martin doesn't seem to be around so I've attempted the easy fix.  Since we already install an apache .conf file, I've added php_value short_open_tag 1 on the appropriate directory.  Testing shows that this works fine, though I suppose it's always possible that I've missed something or that this won't work for all configurations.  Sorry it took so long for a trivial fix.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2011-01-26 00:43:08 UTC
zoneminder-1.24.2-6.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2011-01-26 20:54:07 UTC
zoneminder-1.24.2-6.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update zoneminder'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/zoneminder-1.24.2-6.fc14

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2011-03-25 19:25:14 UTC
zoneminder-1.24.2-6.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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