Like most developers I run a localhost version of the websites that I support live, but have many versions of the CMS databases copied down from LIVE over time.
Today while installing a new module I encountered this familiar error (Okay, technically it’s a notice):
Notice: unserialize() [function.unserialize]: Error at offset 0 of 32 bytes in [site-root]/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 478
Here’s the joy of localhost debugging:
- open /includes/bootstrap.inc
- add code to dump the variables in the well-named variable table
and hey-presto, you can read off the variable that the system is unhappy with.
Delete it with phpMyAdmin and remove the hack, job done.
Who needs a debugger?