Huge number of error messages

Started by pepf, December 07, 2021, 01:19:56 AM

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The SMF forum shows almost 3000 error messages accumulated in about one hour,  after I already deleted some 9000 about six hours earlier. They were created within an hour based mainly on the admin name.
I removed a package and otherwise just changed some notification settings plus removed some test topics.
Is it possible from the error messages below to tell what could be causing this, please?

Erros messages:;area=packages;get;sa=browse;server=1;relative=posting
Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined offset: 1
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /home/xxxxxx/public_html/forum/Sources/Subs-Package.php
Line: 1514

Apply Filter: Only show the error messages of this URL;area=packages;get;sa=browse;server=1;relative=posting
Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined index: autoemulate_version
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /home/xxxxxx/public_html/forum/Sources/Subs-Package.php
Line: 1490

3rd error message similar except these two lines:

8: Undefined index: autoemulate_version
Line: 1490

8: Undefined index: autoemulate_forum
Line: 1480

The same error messages are repeated again and again.

Thanks in advance.


Any change of PHP or SMF versions? Any changes to what mods are in use?


Only the mod which I removed again today. But not sure about PHP. I will try to check that.
Cannot find what it was...but in the host server data it is given as 7.2.34, while elsewhere on their website it says this is depreciated.  PHP 7.4 (ea-php74)  is given as the current one.
Don't know which it actually is, but I remember that it was 7.2 earlier.

Doug Heffernan

WHat package did you remove and what version of smf are you using?


2.0.18, it was the "unknown actions" package

(Maybe I should mention that there are no new errors of this type logged for the five hours since those 3000. )


Do you mean my unknown actions trick for the who's online list?

---oh, I see, someone took my trick and made it into a mod.

However, that mod/trick only makes a minor edit to Who.php and the language file. There is no reason why it would trigger missing index errors in the Package Manager....

Looking at the core source code for SMF, there is no autoemulate variable.... -- which means that you must have a mod which added it.

Line 1514 in Subs-Package is part of the "compare versions" function...  so that would seem to be a place where an auto-emulate mod would go.

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Yes, it's the 'unknown action mod', and it seems that it is this that has caused the errors. At least, there were no more such error messages since it was uninstalled.

Anyway, thank you all for helping.