@anonymous-matomo-user opened this Issue on July 8th 2009

After a brand new clean install finished (no error message), if I try to login as the admin (the only user available), I get an error :

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 8th 2009

Attachment: Running of the test-suite on the machine I'm having this issue on
Piwik - running all tests.html

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 9th 2009

Attachment: Output of phpinfo();

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 8th 2009

Apache configuration :

Alias /logs "/var/www/piwik"
<Directory "/var/www/piwik">

Allow access from any host

    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all


And that's pretty much it !

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 8th 2009

The very same setup had a 0.2.32 install working just fine

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 8th 2009

Interestingly, some parts of Piwik still work :

  • "index.php?module=SitesManager" works
  • "index.php?module=CoreAdminHome" works fine (Safari and Firefox)
  • "index.php?module=Feedback" works too

I get a redirect loop on CoreHome, API, and Widgetize though. (Tested with 4 different browsers)

@robocoder commented on July 9th 2009 Contributor

It looks like your version or build of php is at fault.

The exception in DocumentationGenerator.test.php shows it picked up the wrong database name (piwik vs piwik_tests), but got the right prefix?

The other 30 or so errors show the wrong year used. Bizarre doesn't even come to describing this. It's like 1999...

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 9th 2009

Hum That's weird !

Here are some infos about this box :

  • PowerPC processor (Big-endian. I don't know if that changes anything. I ain't no PHP expert, but a scripting language should abstract this implementation detail, shouldn't it ?)
  • uname -a : Linux #1 Sun Dec 21 17:37:35 CET 2008 ppc 740/750 PowerMac2,1 GNU/Linux
  • PHP is build with the following USE flags (== ./configure options) : (those prefixed by '-' are disabled)

dev-lang/php-5.2.10 USE="apache2 bzip2 cgi cli crypt ctype curl curlwrappers* filter* ftp gd gdbm hash iconv ipv6 json mysql mysqli ncurses nls pcre pdo posix readline reflection session sharedext* simplexml snmp soap sockets spl sqlite ssl sysvipc* threads tokenizer* truetype unicode xml xmlreader* xmlrpc xmlwriter* zip* zlib (-adabas) -bcmath -berkdb (-birdstep) -calendar -cdb -cjk -concurrentmodphp (-db2) -dbase (-dbmaker) -debug -discard-path -doc (-empress) (-empress-bcs) (-esoob) -exif -fastbuild* (-fdftk) (-firebird) -flatfile -force-cgi-redirect (-frontbase) -gd-external -gmp -imap -inifile (-interbase) -iodbc (-java-external) -kerberos -kolab -ldap -ldap-sasl -libedit -mcve -mhash -msql -mssql (-oci8) (-oci8-instant-client) -odbc -pcntl -pic -postgres -qdbm -recode -sapdb -sharedmem (-solid) -spell -suhosin (-sybase) (-sybase-ct) -tidy -wddx -xpm -xsl -yaz" 0 kB

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 9th 2009

Ok, so part of the problem is in PHP itself (god I hate it) : http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=48708

On big-endian machines, date("Y-m-d") replies "0000" for the current year

@robocoder commented on July 9th 2009 Contributor

Sorry, closing as a "cantfix". I don't see an obvious workaround and it's well outside Piwik's scope to fix platform bugs in php.

Yes, as a high-level interpreted language, PHP should abstract lower level details to applications like Piwik. However, cross-platform portability & compatibility with so many processors, operating systems, libraries (and versions thereof) in use... is no easy task.

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on July 9th 2009

Rolled back my PHP to 5.2.9. Works like a charm !

Seriously, I can't believe it :-S Anyway, I'm glad my Piwik install is back up !

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