[mythtv-users] Mythweb error after upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 15:43:37 UTC 2021

On 12/13/21 10:14 AM, Nigel Jewell wrote:
> On 13/12/2021 13:12, James Abernathy wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 12, 2021 at 11:20 AM <f-myth-users at lab.media.mit.edu> wrote:
>>     I know this is a very late reply, but I only noticed this thread
>>     because
>>     of recent discussion on -dev.  Judging from things like [1] (which I
>>     found just by searching for ASSERT_QUIET_EVAL), I'm wondering if
>>     simply
>>     commenting-out that line in
>>     /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/includes/errors.php
>>     might fix this.  I don't have a 21.x/PHP8 test setup to have any
>>     idea if
>>     it would, but it might be an easy test for you try to and report
>>     back.
>>     [From the paragraph at the top of that file, I'm guessing that Chris
>>     Petersen may have written that file for use in many of his projects,
>>     not just Mythweb, and perhaps that line isn't even relevent for
>>     Mythweb.]
>>     [1] https://github.com/simplesamlphp/simplesamlphp/issues/1421
>> I tried just commenting out the line you mentioned and now the error 
>> has moved to a new place. Not sure it's worth chasing all of these 
>> since mythweb is depreciated. The new error is:
>> Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function 
>> get_magic_quotes_gpc() in 
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/includes/cleanup.php:50 Stack trace: #0 
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/includes/init.php(30): require_once() #1 
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/mythweb.php(20): require_once('...') #2 
>> {main} thrown in /usr/share/mythtv/mythweb/includes/cleanup.php on 
>> line 50
> Hi,
> There is more involved than changing a single line of code, although 
> the changes aren't huge.
> Please test this pull request ... 
> https://github.com/MythTV/mythweb/pull/64
> It fixes all breakages I've found when moving from PHP 7.4 to 8.0.
> Regards,
> Nige
I'm willing to test, but what I have is a Kubuntu 21.10 system with 
mythtv built from master current as of this morning. What do I do? do I 
simply go to the build from source site and start at the Install MythWeb 
paragraph?  What branch to I checkout??

Jim A

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