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Old 03-25-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
wujimon
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php parse error


Hello. I had php and apache working before as documented in this thread , but now, when I try php again, I get the following error:

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/bin/php on line 8672

Does anyone have any insight into this? When I tried to open up /usr/bin/php in a text file, it just displayed a whole bunch of gargbage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
wuji

Forgot to add:
Redhat 8
php-4.2.2-8.0.7
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:22 AM   #2
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the garbage in your /usr/bin/php are probably the binaries of your php so u cannot edit that with a text editor. but it seems they're broke.
maybe someone else knows better but i guess u have to recompile php. or if u installed as rpm
rpm -e php-version
rpm -i php-version
good luck, jens
 
Old 03-26-2003, 10:37 AM   #3
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hi j-ray.

Thanks for the info. I tried removing the packages and then reinstalling rpms and still no luck. Would I have to reinstall apache too? FYI.. I'm using apache2 and I've heard stuff that php is not compatible until version 4.3. Could this be causing the issue? It's strange b/c it worked before and the only thing I did was comment out the php related items in my httpd.conf b/c I wasn't using any php. But when I uncommented them and restarted httpd, no luck

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

thanks.
wuji
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
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i dont know what's the problem but i'm convinced it should work with apache2 and u dont need to reinstall apache.do u get any error messages now when trying a php script?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:37 PM   #5
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hey j-ray.

I still get the same parse error when I try the simple php script that contains phpinfo(). I've tried modifying the short open tags as well as the tags themselves within the script. What baffles me the most is that it worked before and I think I might have did some of the redhat updates to php and I didnt' test it out after the update. I guess I could roll back to a previous version of php, but that's really not what I want to do. I appreciate your help tho.. just not sure what's going on.

Strange...
wuji.
 
  


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