From: ("illustrationism")
Date:  19 Apr 2017 00:21:09 Hong Kong Time

[PEAR-BUG] Bug #19773 [Com]: Fatal Error

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 ID:               19773
 Comment by:       illustrationism
 Reported By:      illustrationism at gmail dot com
 Summary:          Fatal Error
 Status:           Closed
 Type:             Bug
 Package:          Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer
 Operating System: CentOS 5
 Package Version:  0.9.3
 PHP Version:      5.4.8
 Assigned To:      sanmai
 New Comment:

This is still broken in PHP 5.6 and due to support for CentOS5 being
discontinued, many servers are being upgraded, with the minimum PHP
version being 5.6. We are being creative to fix the problem on all our
environments, but this will continue to be an increasing problem for
lots of people as older versions of PHP get sunsetted.

Previous Comments:

[2016-06-20 22:50:53] sanmai

-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: sanmai
This bug has been fixed in SVN. If this was a documentation problem, the fix will appear on by the end of next Sunday (CET). If this was a problem with the website, the change should be live shortly. Otherwise, the fix will appear in the package's next release. Thank you for the report and for helping us make PEAR better. Fixed in the master. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [2016-06-03 05:10:48] borsti92 How to solve this problem? The patch still not ready. How to apply the patch from Laurent Courtin ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [2015-03-31 01:13:18] nugrul Since there is no still no patch, this is my lightweight composer patch, that works on Unix-like only, due to the "sed" dependency "scripts": { "post-install-cmd" : [ "sed -i '2490s/&$string/$header.$data/' vendor/" ] } ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [2015-02-24 15:40:45] harry12singh Added #patch bug:19773;patch:fix-call-time_pass-by-reference;revision:1424792445;. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [2014-02-10 07:06:02] roncemer Instead of a patch, why not release a new version of this package to the PEAR repo? I can tell you that there are probably a TON of people using this package, and if it suddenly break (we're talking ALL kinds of websites) upon PHP upgrade (which happens automatically in many environments), it will be a disaster. An unnecessary disaster, easily prevented by the Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer pushing out a new release with the patch applied. It's just the right thing to do. Let's get it done and move on. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The remainder of the comments for this report are too long. To view the rest of the comments, please view the bug report online at -- Edit this bug report at