Hi, everyone, and happy Friday!
I am just finishing a recovery of my Archon installation (being optimistic here), but I have run into a snag that I hope someone can generously shed some light on for me.
At one point, I had Archon 3.21 rev-1 up and running in a XAMPP environment, and I created many records within it over a few months of work. Then my OS became corrupted, and I had to get things back up and running again from scratch. Since then I have re-installed XAMPP, upgraded MDB2, and copied over the old Archon files and mySQL database files, which my IT person was able to dig out for me. I have also double-checked the settings in config.inc.php, and they are correct, plus I have taken a look at the tables in the MySQL database, and they seem to be in good shape.
However, when I access the Archon install via my browser at 127.0.0.1/archon, I get a very large list of errors, beginning with "Warning: Creating default object from empty value in C:\xampp\htdocs\Archon\packages\core\lib\index.php on line 17" and then a few dozen instances of "Warning: Creating default object from empty value in C:\xampp\htdocs\Archon\packages\core\lib\index.php on line 61", and also including many other warnings and "strict standards" messages, mostly referring either to the filepath above or to archonobject.inc.php in the same location.
Most strangely, if I scroll down far enough, then behind the error messages is the actual Archon interface (literally overlapping with the error text), which I can actually browse by clicking on the links. In subsequent pages, some information is retrieved successfully (e.g. "Scope and Contents"), but most of the information is replaced by error messages (e.g. instead of the collection title, I get "Title: Warning: Creating default object from empty value in C:\xampp\htdocs\Archon\packages\core\lib\archonobject.inc.php on line 198").
Does anyone know whether this is a problem with the Archon installation, with the MySQL database files, or with something else? It is clear that the data is still there, but Archon doesn't seem to be able to access it properly.
A million thanks in advance--your help will definitely be added to my Thanksgiving prayers! (Here in Canada, Thanksgiving is this weekend.)