need help please--at wit's end


#1

I set up my forums with phpbb2.0.8 about a month ago. Everything was working fine for at least a week after that; there are only two registered users currently.

But when I try to access my forum index page now, I get the following error:
PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected ‘<’, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or ‘{’ or ‘$’ in E:webgetoutnoworhtdocsForumindex.php on line 59

The only thing I can access through the forum directory folder is the memberlist; from there I can get to each individual forum, but I can’t get the index or login or administration pages.

Does anyone know what might have happened or how to fix it?

THANKS!

Here is the index page code:

<?php /*************************************************************************** * index.php * ------------------- * begin : Saturday, Feb 13, 2001 * copyright : (C) 2001 The phpBB Group * email : support@phpbb.com * * $Id: index.php,v 1.99.2.2 2004/03/01 15:56:52 psotfx Exp $ * * ***************************************************************************/ /*************************************************************************** * * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or * (at your option) any later version. * ***************************************************************************/ define('IN_PHPBB', true); $phpbb_root_path = './'; include($phpbb_root_path . 'extension.inc'); include($phpbb_root_path . 'common.'.$phpEx); // // Start session management // $userdata = session_pagestart($user_ip, PAGE_INDEX); init_userprefs($userdata); // // End session management // $viewcat = ( !empty($HTTP_GET_VARS[POST_CAT_URL]) ) ? $HTTP_GET_VARS[POST_CAT_URL] : -1; if( isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['mark']) || isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['mark']) ) { $mark_read = ( isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['mark']) ) ? $HTTP_POST_VARS['mark'] : $HTTP_GET_VARS['mark']; } else { $mark_read = ''; } // // Handle marking posts // if( $mark_read == 'forums' ) { if( $userdata['session_logged_in'] ) { setcookie($board_config['cookie_name'] . '_f_all', time(), 0, $board_config['cookie_path'], $board_config['cookie_domain'], $board_config['cookie_secure']); } $template-> Get Out Now -- Forums assign_vars(array( "META" => '') ); $message = $lang['Forums_marked_read'] . ' ' . sprintf($lang['Click_return_index'], '', ' '); message_die(GENERAL_MESSAGE, $message); } // // End handle marking posts // $tracking_topics = ( isset($HTTP_COOKIE_VARS[$board_config['cookie_name'] . '_t']) ) ? unserialize($HTTP_COOKIE_VARS[$board_config['cookie_name'] . "_t"]) : array(); $tracking_forums = ( isset($HTTP_COOKIE_VARS[$board_config['cookie_name'] . '_f']) ) ? unserialize($HTTP_COOKIE_VARS[$board_config['cookie_name'] . "_f"]) : array(); // // If you don't use these stats on your index you may want to consider // removing them // $total_posts = get_db_stat('postcount'); $total_users = get_db_stat('usercount'); $newest_userdata = get_db_stat('newestuser'); $newest_user = $newest_userdata['username']; $newest_uid = $newest_userdata['user_id']; if( $total_posts == 0 ) { $l_total_post_s = $lang['Posted_articles_zero_total']; } else if( $total_posts == 1 ) { $l_total_post_s = $lang['Posted_article_total']; } else { $l_total_post_s = $lang['Posted_articles_total']; } if( $total_users == 0 ) { $l_total_user_s = $lang['Registered_users_zero_total']; } else if( $total_users == 1 ) { $l_total_user_s = $lang['Registered_user_total']; } else { $l_total_user_s = $lang['Registered_users_total']; } // // Start page proper // $sql = "SELECT c.cat_id, c.cat_title, c.cat_order FROM " . CATEGORIES_TABLE . " c ORDER BY c.cat_order"; if( !($result = $db->sql_query($sql)) ) { message_die(GENERAL_ERROR, 'Could not query categories list', '', __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql); } while( $category_rows[] = $db->sql_fetchrow($result) ); $db->sql_freeresult($result); if( ( $total_categories = count($category_rows) ) ) { // // Define appropriate SQL // switch(SQL_LAYER) { case 'postgresql': $sql = "SELECT f.*, p.post_time, p.post_username, u.username, u.user_id FROM " . FORUMS_TABLE . " f, " . POSTS_TABLE . " p, " . USERS_TABLE . " u WHERE p.post_id = f.forum_last_post_id AND u.user_id = p.poster_id UNION ( SELECT f.*, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL FROM " . FORUMS_TABLE . " f WHERE NOT EXISTS ( SELECT p.post_time FROM " . POSTS_TABLE . " p WHERE p.post_id = f.forum_last_post_id ) ) ORDER BY cat_id, forum_order"; break; case 'oracle': $sql = "SELECT f.*, p.post_time, p.post_username, u.username, u.user_id FROM " . FORUMS_TABLE . " f, " . POSTS_TABLE . " p, " . USERS_TABLE . " u WHERE p.post_id = f.forum_last_post_id(+) AND u.user_id = p.poster_id(+) ORDER BY f.cat_id, f.forum_order"; break; default: $sql = "SELECT f.*, p.post_time, p.post_username, u.username, u.user_id FROM (( " . FORUMS_TABLE . " f LEFT JOIN " . POSTS_TABLE . " p ON p.post_id = f.forum_last_post_id ) LEFT JOIN " . USERS_TABLE . " u ON u.user_id = p.poster_id ) ORDER BY f.cat_id, f.forum_order"; break; } if ( !($result = $db->sql_query($sql)) ) { message_die(GENERAL_ERROR, 'Could not query forums information', '', __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql); } $forum_data = array(); while( $row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result) ) { $forum_data[] = $row; } $db->sql_freeresult($result); if ( !($total_forums = count($forum_data)) ) { message_die(GENERAL_MESSAGE, $lang['No_forums']); } // // Obtain a list of topic ids which contain // posts made since user last visited // if ( $userdata['session_logged_in'] ) { $sql = "SELECT t.forum_id, t.topic_id, p.post_time FROM " . TOPICS_TABLE . " t, " . POSTS_TABLE . " p WHERE p.post_id = t.topic_last_post_id AND p.post_time > " . $userdata['user_lastvisit'] . " AND t.topic_moved_id = 0"; if ( !($result = $db->sql_query($sql)) ) { message_die(GENERAL_ERROR, 'Could not query new topic information', '', __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql); } $new_topic_data = array(); while( $topic_data = $db->sql_fetchrow($result) ) { $new_topic_data[$topic_data['forum_id']][$topic_data['topic_id']] = $topic_data['post_time']; } $db->sql_freeresult($result); } // // Obtain list of moderators of each forum // First users, then groups ... broken into two queries // $sql = "SELECT aa.forum_id, u.user_id, u.username FROM " . AUTH_ACCESS_TABLE . " aa, " . USER_GROUP_TABLE . " ug, " . GROUPS_TABLE . " g, " . USERS_TABLE . " u WHERE aa.auth_mod = " . TRUE . " AND g.group_single_user = 1 AND ug.group_id = aa.group_id AND g.group_id = aa.group_id AND u.user_id = ug.user_id GROUP BY u.user_id, u.username, aa.forum_id ORDER BY aa.forum_id, u.user_id"; if ( !($result = $db->sql_query($sql)) ) { message_die(GENERAL_ERROR, 'Could not query forum moderator information', '', __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql); } $forum_moderators = array(); while( $row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result) ) { $forum_moderators[$row['forum_id']][] = '' . $row['username'] . ''; } $db->sql_freeresult($result); $sql = "SELECT aa.forum_id, g.group_id, g.group_name FROM " . AUTH_ACCESS_TABLE . " aa, " . USER_GROUP_TABLE . " ug, " . GROUPS_TABLE . " g WHERE aa.auth_mod = " . TRUE . " AND g.group_single_user = 0 AND g.group_type <> " . GROUP_HIDDEN . " AND ug.group_id = aa.group_id AND g.group_id = aa.group_id GROUP BY g.group_id, g.group_name, aa.forum_id ORDER BY aa.forum_id, g.group_id"; if ( !($result = $db->sql_query($sql)) ) { message_die(GENERAL_ERROR, 'Could not query forum moderator information', '', __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql); } while( $row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result) ) { $forum_moderators[$row['forum_id']][] = '' . $row['group_name'] . ''; } $db->sql_freeresult($result); // // Find which forums are visible for this user // $is_auth_ary = array(); $is_auth_ary = auth(AUTH_VIEW, AUTH_LIST_ALL, $userdata, $forum_data); // // Start output of page // define('SHOW_ONLINE', true); $page_title = $lang['Index']; include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/page_header.'.$phpEx); $template->set_filenames(array( 'body' => 'index_body.tpl') ); $template->assign_vars(array( 'TOTAL_POSTS' => sprintf($l_total_post_s, $total_posts), 'TOTAL_USERS' => sprintf($l_total_user_s, $total_users), 'NEWEST_USER' => sprintf($lang['Newest_user'], '', $newest_user, ''), 'FORUM_IMG' => $images['forum'], 'FORUM_NEW_IMG' => $images['forum_new'], 'FORUM_LOCKED_IMG' => $images['forum_locked'], 'L_FORUM' => $lang['Forum'], 'L_TOPICS' => $lang['Topics'], 'L_REPLIES' => $lang['Replies'], 'L_VIEWS' => $lang['Views'], 'L_POSTS' => $lang['Posts'], 'L_LASTPOST' => $lang['Last_Post'], 'L_NO_NEW_POSTS' => $lang['No_new_posts'], 'L_NEW_POSTS' => $lang['New_posts'], 'L_NO_NEW_POSTS_LOCKED' => $lang['No_new_posts_locked'], 'L_NEW_POSTS_LOCKED' => $lang['New_posts_locked'], 'L_ONLINE_EXPLAIN' => $lang['Online_explain'], 'L_MODERATOR' => $lang['Moderators'], 'L_FORUM_LOCKED' => $lang['Forum_is_locked'], 'L_MARK_FORUMS_READ' => $lang['Mark_all_forums'], 'U_MARK_READ' => append_sid("index.$phpEx?mark=forums")) ); // // Okay, let's build the index // for($i = 0; $i < $total_categories; $i++) { $cat_id = $category_rows[$i]['cat_id']; // // Should we display this category/forum set? // $display_forums = false; for($j = 0; $j < $total_forums; $j++) { if ( $is_auth_ary[$forum_data[$j]['forum_id']]['auth_view'] && $forum_data[$j]['cat_id'] == $cat_id ) { $display_forums = true; } } // // Yes, we should, so first dump out the category // title, then, if appropriate the forum list // if ( $display_forums ) { $template->assign_block_vars('catrow', array( 'CAT_ID' => $cat_id, 'CAT_DESC' => $category_rows[$i]['cat_title'], 'U_VIEWCAT' => append_sid("index.$phpEx?" . POST_CAT_URL . "=$cat_id")) ); if ( $viewcat == $cat_id || $viewcat == -1 ) { for($j = 0; $j < $total_forums; $j++) { if ( $forum_data[$j]['cat_id'] == $cat_id ) { $forum_id = $forum_data[$j]['forum_id']; if ( $is_auth_ary[$forum_id]['auth_view'] ) { if ( $forum_data[$j]['forum_status'] == FORUM_LOCKED ) { $folder_image = $images['forum_locked']; $folder_alt = $lang['Forum_locked']; } else { $unread_topics = false; if ( $userdata['session_logged_in'] ) { if ( !empty($new_topic_data[$forum_id]) ) { $forum_last_post_time = 0; while( list($check_topic_id, $check_post_time) = @each($new_topic_data[$forum_id]) ) { if ( empty($tracking_topics[$check_topic_id]) ) { $unread_topics = true; $forum_last_post_time = max($check_post_time, $forum_last_post_time); } else { if ( $tracking_topics[$check_topic_id] < $check_post_time ) { $unread_topics = true; $forum_last_post_time = max($check_post_time, $forum_last_post_time); } } } if ( !empty($tracking_forums[$forum_id]) ) { if ( $tracking_forums[$forum_id] > $forum_last_post_time ) { $unread_topics = false; } } if ( isset($HTTP_COOKIE_VARS[$board_config['cookie_name'] . '_f_all']) ) { if ( $HTTP_COOKIE_VARS[$board_config['cookie_name'] . '_f_all'] > $forum_last_post_time ) { $unread_topics = false; } } } } $folder_image = ( $unread_topics ) ? $images['forum_new'] : $images['forum']; $folder_alt = ( $unread_topics ) ? $lang['New_posts'] : $lang['No_new_posts']; } $posts = $forum_data[$j]['forum_posts']; $topics = $forum_data[$j]['forum_topics']; if ( $forum_data[$j]['forum_last_post_id'] ) { $last_post_time = create_date($board_config['default_dateformat'], $forum_data[$j]['post_time'], $board_config['board_timezone']); $last_post = $last_post_time . ' '; $last_post .= ( $forum_data[$j]['user_id'] == ANONYMOUS ) ? ( ($forum_data[$j]['post_username'] != '' ) ? $forum_data[$j]['post_username'] . ' ' : $lang['Guest'] . ' ' ) : '' . $forum_data[$j]['username'] . ' '; $last_post .= ''; } else { $last_post = $lang['No_Posts']; } if ( count($forum_moderators[$forum_id]) > 0 ) { $l_moderators = ( count($forum_moderators[$forum_id]) == 1 ) ? $lang['Moderator'] : $lang['Moderators']; $moderator_list = implode(', ', $forum_moderators[$forum_id]); } else { $l_moderators = '&'; $moderator_list = '&'; } $row_color = ( !($i % 2) ) ? $theme['td_color1'] : $theme['td_color2']; $row_class = ( !($i % 2) ) ? $theme['td_class1'] : $theme['td_class2']; $template->assign_block_vars('catrow.forumrow', array( 'ROW_COLOR' => '#' . $row_color, 'ROW_CLASS' => $row_class, 'FORUM_FOLDER_IMG' => $folder_image, 'FORUM_NAME' => $forum_data[$j]['forum_name'], 'FORUM_DESC' => $forum_data[$j]['forum_desc'], 'POSTS' => $forum_data[$j]['forum_posts'], 'TOPICS' => $forum_data[$j]['forum_topics'], 'LAST_POST' => $last_post, 'MODERATORS' => $moderator_list, 'L_MODERATOR' => $l_moderators, 'L_FORUM_FOLDER_ALT' => $folder_alt, 'U_VIEWFORUM' => append_sid("viewforum.$phpEx?" . POST_FORUM_URL . "=$forum_id")) ); } } } } } } // for ... categories }// if ... total_categories else { message_die(GENERAL_MESSAGE, $lang['No_forums']); } // // Generate the page // $template->pparse('body'); include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/page_tail.'.$phpEx); ?>

#2

OK - first - there is no need to post all the code when you are having problems on 1 line… Simply posting lines 55 - 60 will probably be more then enough.

Second - the error means that you have a ‘<’ on line 59 that is unexpected… something was added or deleted on accident so the parsing engine is confused.

Third - we do not normally assist in 3rd party scripts. Unless you are an experienced programmer who is willing to work with us to debug the script for the error - we recommend you go to the site you downloaded the script from and talk to them (or the original author). They are more knowledgable of the scripts logic and workings so they will better understand what is going on and how to fix it.

We are more then happy to try and help fix specific problems in scripts but you have to be able to help us help you. Simply saying it is broke… can someone figure it out and fix it , usually doesn’t go over too well.

Good luck!

References:
http://www.phphelp.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2564 Number 7
http://www.phphelp.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6371


#3

Thank you!

I didn’t mean to be rude; I’m a beginner at this, and didn’t know if this might be something that would be obvious to someone with any experience. It is confusing to me because I didn’t change anything, and all of a sudden it stopped working when it had been working before.

I got the template from Phphacks. I assume that’s what you mean by the 3rd-party script…I wil go there, find the author(s), and question them.

Thanks again!


#4

No problem… We hope you’ll come back one day.


#5

problem resolved!

Bad line of non-code got inserted somehow.