Magento install error with php 5.3

When you install magento with php 5.3 then you have 3 problem.

1. installation problem
2. visiting problem in front end
3. login problem in admin panel.

Installation problem

problem :  Fatal error: Method Varien_Object::__tostring() cannot take arguments in /magento/lib/Varien/Object.php

Solution :

File: /lib/Varien/Object.php (Line 484)

Change from

public function ___toString(array $arrAttributes = array(), $valueSeparator=’,’)

To this

public function __invoke(array $arrAttributes = array(), $valueSeparator=’,’)

File /app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Request/Http.php (Line 274)

Change from

$host = split(‘:’, $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’]);

To this

$host = explode(‘:’, $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’]);
Visiting problem in front end
Problem : SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry ‘765’ for key ‘PRIMARY’

Solution : Go “Cache Management” then disable all cache and run.

Login problem in admin panel

Problem :

Unknown error (8192): Function split() is deprecated in  File\app\code\core\Mage\Admin\Model\User.php on line 374

Solution :


$nodePath = ‘adminhtml/menu/’ . join(‘/children/’, split(‘/’, $startupPage)) . ‘/action’;


$nodePath = ‘adminhtml/menu/’ . join(‘/children/’, explode(‘/’, $startupPage)) . ‘/action’;

Visiting category problem


Invalid method Varien_Object::__toString(Array
[0] => Array
) [1] => _


// in : /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Layer/Filter/Price.php
//Change this :
$key.= $taxReq->__toString(array(), '_');

//To this :
$key.= $taxReq->__invoke(array(), ‘_’);

$nodePath = ‘adminhtml/menu/’ . join(‘/children/’, split(‘/’, $startupPage)) . ‘/action’;

4 thoughts on “Magento install error with php 5.3

  1. If you want to install Magento version 1.3.2 in PHP version 5.3

    You need to change the split() by explode() in




    Take care

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