phpBB problems with mysql? [OT?]

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Mon Feb 2 17:50:48 PST 2004

Eric F Crist wrote:

>This may be a little off-topic, if so, I apologize.  I'm running phpBB2 on my 
>webserver.  I finally got it working, and it's been great since Friday.  This 
>afternoon, when I try to load the page, I get the following error:

Which page?

> phpBB : Critical Error 
> Error creating new session
>SQL Error : 1062 Duplicate entry '-1' for key 2
>INSERT INTO phpbb_sessions (session_id, session_user_id, session_start, 
>session_time, session_ip, session_page, session_logged_in) VALUES 
>('8f431818aa903b05979098a737674ac3', -1, 1075754200, 1075754200, '3fe40ef5', 
>0, 0)
>Line : 152
>File : /www/seccomp/htdocs/phpBB2/includes/sessions.php 
>Does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks!

This would probably be a great one
for the folks at the
forums.  Before you head there, I'd
suggest Googling for the error message,
and also checking to see
if this is a FAQ for PHPBB (IIRC, there

Obviously, some call is returning a
value of negative one.  This seems a
tad unusual for PHP, which generally
returns 1 on success, zero on failure.
I doubt that PHPBB calls to system()
or shell_exec(), so it's a little beyond
me.  On my PHPBB, line 152 is blank...
but I'm not recalling what version I
have, and I have multiple installations...

Kevin Kinsey

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