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[resolved] Fatal error: fatal flex scanner internal error--end of buffer missed in /home/lf (13 posts)

  1. samnasr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there . im a beginner with wordpress and im not sure when this error came to place . it shows on dashboard when i select wordpress blog or incoming links in the screen options.

    here is the error:
    Fatal error: fatal flex scanner internal error--end of buffer missed in /home/lfcsemin/public_html/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 1266

    i went to my cpanel to this file and all there was is the actual php file and on that all there is are the following characters below:

    /**

    not sure how to fix this error

    please help

  2. samnasr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    on line 1266 there is : /**
    on line 1267there is : * Allows

    the file ends there

  3. Helen Hou-Sandi
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like that file (and perhaps others) are not complete for some reason. class-simplepie.php is significantly longer than 1267 lines (over 15,000 actually). Try deleting and re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders.

  4. samnasr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Helen sounds good , it is easy to delete those 2 files but how can i upload those 2 only .
    im way in the beginning stages and i have no idea how to upload the file without deleting wordpress as a whole and reisntalling it .

  5. Helen Hou-Sandi
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If your dashboard is sort of working, you might be able to access http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/update-core.php and use the blue Re-Install button. If that doesn't work, do you know how to use FTP with your hosting account? If you download and unzip the WordPress package from http://wordpress.org/download/, you'll be able to do just those folders.

  6. samnasr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    my dashboard is working fine and so is my website i think... i followed the link you sent me . if i push reinstall . is my website going to crash . do i need to reset everything i made and customized ? or would it just reinstall wordpress with the current theme that i have and setting i made ?

    in regards to ftp
    i sort of know how to use ftp. i have filezilla

    by the way thank you for the advice Helen . waiting for your reply :)

  7. Helen Hou-Sandi
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It should just re-install the core WordPress files and leave your customizations alone. It's like running upgrade, only it's using the current version instead of a newer one. Try that first, and then we can dive in FTP if that doesn't work.

  8. samnasr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    it worked ! you are a life savior . you have no idea how many forums posts i saw that had similar errors and people couldnt fix. i was worried . simple solution that fixed the problem. i love it . Thank you again Helen

  9. Helen Hou-Sandi
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No problem! Glad it's working now :)

  10. samnasr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you i just saw ur profile . and wow you are wordpress wizard . you are an inspiration

  11. targetrix SEM
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Helen - I face a similar error

    "Fatal error: fatal flex scanner internal error--end of buffer missed in /home/targetri/public_html/wp-content/themes/radius/functions.php on line 35"

    I did try the resolution by "deleting and re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders" - however the errors not yet resolved and my site's down.

    Am a WP newbie to some extent and would much appreciate your advice on getting the site back to up and running...

    Thanks in advance.
    Haresh
    http://www.targetrix.com/training

  12. andapop
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    mabe you forgot and opened comment block (forgot the */)
    http://johnlamansky.com/tech/php-fatal-flex-scanner-internal-error/

  13. targetrix SEM
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks a ton for reverting. While someone has has resolved it - I am sure you are guessing in the right direction.

    I had deleted the default file related to posting comments on the blog (the default file that came with the radius theme). Then my guy installed the comments feature related theme from some other theme

    The net result - the above feature def. does not work -

    Pl. share your thoughts - I much appreciate the insights.

    Regards,
    Haresh
    (am a bit of a WP newbie - but love it for its SEO friendliness)

    http://www.targetrix.com

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