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Unable to reset forgotten passwords

Postby mpkidd » Wed May 20, 2009 11:14 pm

Good day

Before logging in, any user has the option of resetting their passwords by providing an email adress of a registered user. I receive the following error message if I attempt to change the password of any user:

Fatal error: Call to a member function setFrom() on a non-object in /var/www/ojs-2.2.3/pages/login/LoginHandler.inc.php on line 182

I have no idea what this means and I would appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this matter.

Thanks
Martin
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Re: Unable to reset forgotten passwords

Postby jmacgreg » Sun May 24, 2009 6:51 pm

Hi Martin,

This has been reported as a bug, and a fix has been posted at http://pkp.sfu.ca/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4228. Applying the OJS 2.2.3 patch will fix the problem.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Unable to reset forgotten passwords

Postby foscarini » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:53 pm

There is one more reference to the $email variable in the LoginHandler.inc.php:
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                $user = &$userDao->getUserByEmail($email);

Should it be changed too?
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Re: Unable to reset forgotten passwords

Postby mcrider » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:00 am

Hi forscarini,

No--that should be okay, it uses a legitimate email variable two lines up that represents the email address string drawn from the reset password form.

Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Unable to reset forgotten passwords

Postby hilmiapak » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:34 am

I have downloaded version 2.2.3 (not upgrade, clean install) but got the same error. Looking at the corresponding file, I noticed, the LoginHandler.inc.php was not fixed as mentioned. I thing one should put the correct file into download archieve.

in systeminfo:
Program version
Current version

2.2.3.0 (July 28, 2009 - 09:43 PM)

Latest version: 2.2.3.0 (April 9, 2009
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Re: Unable to reset forgotten passwords

Postby jmacgreg » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:08 pm

Hi hilmiapak,

You are correct -- that fix has not been added to the downloadable tar package from the PKP website. While it is a large bug and an important issue, we normally don't repackage software for spot release that address only one fix, unless it is a critical or security bug. The fix will definitely be included in OJS 2.3, which will be released in a few weeks.

Cheers,
James
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