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3.9.22. You get a lot of Notice lines in the output of PHP-Nuke

If you get lots of Notice lines in your PHP-Nuke output like this:

Notice: No prefix specified in import_request_variables() 
- possible security hazard in 
c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\html\mainfile.php on line 23
Notice: Constant _ youhave already defined in 
c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\html\language\lang-english.php on line 158
Notice: Use of undefined constant admin - assumed 'admin' 
in c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\html\admin.php on line 16
Notice: Use of undefined constant admin - assumed 'admin' 
in c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\html\mainfile.php on line 88
Notice: Constant _yes already defined in 
c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\html\admin\language\lang-english.php on line 24
Notice: Constant _no already defined in 
c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\html\admin\language\lang-english.php on line 25

then the error level for the reporting is too high (see A lot of Notice lines in the output of PHP-Nuke). Set display_errors so that PHP will display all errors, except notices, in your php.ini. Edit php.ini with a decent text editor (see also Chapter 11) as follows - the important line is the last one, which is the only uncommented one:

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; Error handling and logging ;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; error_reporting is a bit-field.  Or each number up to get desired error
; reporting level
; E_ALL             - All errors and warnings
; E_ERROR           - fatal run-time errors
; E_WARNING         - run-time warnings (non-fatal errors)
; E_PARSE           - compile-time parse errors
; E_NOTICE          - run-time notices (these are warnings which often result
;                     from a bug in your code, but it's possible that it was
;                     intentional (e.g., using an uninitialized variable and
;                     relying on the fact it's automatically initialized to an
;                     empty string)
; E_CORE_ERROR      - fatal errors that occur during PHP's initial startup
; E_CORE_WARNING    - warnings (non-fatal errors) that occur during PHP's
;                     initial startup
; E_COMPILE_ERROR   - fatal compile-time errors
; E_COMPILE_WARNING - compile-time warnings (non-fatal errors)
; E_USER_ERROR      - user-generated error message
; E_USER_WARNING    - user-generated warning message
; E_USER_NOTICE     - user-generated notice message
;
; Examples:
;
;   - Show all errors, except for notices
;
;error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
;
;   - Show only errors
;
;error_reporting = E_COMPILE_ERROR|E_ERROR|E_CORE_ERROR
;
;   - Show all errors except for notices
;
error_reporting  =  E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
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