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  • Wayne Luke
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    The most likely cause it that you were using mysql classes in 3.8.2. The mysql classes were deprecated in PHP 5.5.0 and removed completely in 7.0.0. Due to this vBulletin 3.8.11 and 4.2.5 default to the mysqli classes. This variable was removed completely in later versions of vBulletin 5.X.

    The method you were using previously shouldn't have worked. But I think the mysql classes combined host and port into a single string. Some bug must have allows localhost:/tmp/mysql5.sock to work. This would have been something outside of vBulletin since it doesn't have any means of verifying if the data is correct except by trying to connect to the database.

    The mysqli classes use the servername and port as separate parameters in the database connection call. Like it should have been to begin with.
    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Mon 2 Aug '21, 3:15pm.

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  • cmmguy
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    Just to close this up... The upgrade worked after changing the port from the old setting to 3306. Everything seems to be working ok now, but I havent poked around a lot.
    Thanks for the help.

    Just bought a new server and will be upgrading to 5.5 shortly. Thanks again.

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  • cmmguy
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    Make sure the $config['MasterServer']['port'] value in the /includes/config.php file is a number. In most cases this should be 3306. It shouldn't have single quotes around it like other values.
    Oddly enough, my version 3.8.2 worked like this:

    $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'localhost';
    $config['MasterServer']['port'] = '/tmp/mysql5.sock';

    But that was causing the problem as you can see above. Your comment made me look closer at the settings and I changed it to:

    $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'localhost';
    $config['MasterServer']['port'] = 3306;
    //$config['MasterServer']['port'] = '/tmp/mysql5.sock';

    and now the upgrade is running through its paces.

    Unfortunately I could not close the forum BEFORE the upgrade because that was unavailable. I was going to rename the folder the forum resides in but was afraid that doing so might upset the upgrade gods. Seems to be going ok so far.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Make sure the $config['MasterServer']['port'] value in the /includes/config.php file is a number. In most cases this should be 3306. It shouldn't have single quotes around it like other values.

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  • Trevor Hannant
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    Please fill out a support ticket at:

    http://members.vbulletin.com/members...ontactform.php

    Please include a complete description of the problem and be sure to include the login info to your Admin CP, phpMyAdmin and FTP in the 'Sensitive Data' field.

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  • cmmguy
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    Same Error when executing Upgrade

    Database error in vBulletin :

    mysqli_real_connect() expects parameter 6 to be integer, string given
    /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 1210

    MySQL Error :
    Error Number :
    Request Date : Sunday, August 1st 2021 @ 08:11:19 PM
    Error Date : Sunday, August 1st 2021 @ 08:11:19 PM
    Script : http://www.cmmguys.com/forum/install/upgrade.php
    Referrer :
    IP Address : IPADDRESS
    Username :
    Classname : vB_Database_MySQLi
    MySQL Version :
    Server : 74.208.10.35
    User Agent :

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  • cmmguy
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    I will switch to php7.1 to see if that works.

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  • cmmguy
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    Trying to upgrade from 3.8.2 to 3.8.11 as suggested. Using php5.6
    Copied the upgrade folder after making all the changes to the new config.php file.

    Got the following error when trying to run Upgrade.php

    Database error in vBulletin :

    mysqli_real_connect() expects parameter 6 to be long, string given
    /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 1210

    MySQL Error :
    Error Number :
    Request Date : Sunday, August 1st 2021 @ 07:22:08 PM
    Error Date : Sunday, August 1st 2021 @ 07:22:08 PM
    Script : http://www.cmmguys.com/forum/install/upgrade.php
    Referrer :
    IP Address : IPADDRESS
    Username :
    Classname : vB_Database_MySQLi
    MySQL Version :
    Server : 74.208.10.35
    User Agent :

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  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by cmmguy View Post
    I am running vB 3.8.2
    Even if the messages are turned off, the forum is still not working. I am trying to find the exact versions of PHP and MySQL that should be used with 3.8.2

    I would like to get it running first, then immediately upgrade to 3.8.11, and then upgrading to vB5.
    You’re approaching that in the wrong order. You’ll end up chasing your tail for no good reason.

    Get php onto 7.1 (or if you have many third party add-ons maybe 5.6 might be better as add-ons have generally not been updated for later php versions by their authors).

    Then upgrade vBulletin to 3.8.11.

    It should then work. If not, post back with details.

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  • cmmguy
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    I am running vB 3.8.2
    Even if the messages are turned off, the forum is still not working. I am trying to find the exact versions of PHP and MySQL that should be used with 3.8.2

    I would like to get it running first, then immediately upgrade to 3.8.11, and then upgrading to vB5.

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  • Mark.B
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    These are warnings, which should be turned off for a production server. Ask your host to do this.

    However, it would help to know exactly what version of vBulletin you are running as this is vital for us to advise on the best course of action.

    Ideally you should run vB 3.8.11 and then php 7.1.

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  • cmmguy
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    Thanks for the reply. It is version 3.8.(?) I am not sure which minor version. It has been running so well, I have forgotten.

    I just checked the PHP and it was supposed to be at v.5.4 but it looks like it got switched to 7.4 I have just switched it back to see if that makes a difference.

    Now I get the following errors:


    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 49

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 101

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 105

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 113

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 124

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 128

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 136

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 205

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 383

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 2552


    Unable to add cookies, header already sent.
    File: /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php
    Line: 49

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  • Mark.B
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    What is your exact vBulletin version?
    What is your exact php version?

    This error usually comes from running a php version too high for vBulletin 3.8.

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  • cmmguy
    started a topic Syntax Error in init.php file

    Syntax Error in init.php file

    Forum has been running smoothly for a long time and suddenly I get this error message a day ago.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'new' (T_NEW) in /homepages/20/d501325050/htdocs/cmmguys/httpdocs/forum/includes/init.php on line 49

    I looked at the file to make sure that it wasnt modified. In fact, I checked all files on the server to see if there was any foul play. All files ok.

    This is line 49...

    // initialize the data registry
    $vbulletin =& new vB_Registry();


    What are the thoughts as to root cause of the sudden error.

    (BTW, I have received no messages from my server host about updates or changes recently. In fact, I am paying for the older versions of PHP.)
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