The current 3.5.* series of ampache is not tested with php 5.4, and definitely versions greater the 5.4.3 no longer work (ampache just display a blank page).
3.6 will work (and for now, anyone that must use/insists to use php >5.4.3 will need to use the alpha release of 3.6, which can be obtained using the live ebuild found in bug #397987).
Until such time, I suggest a dependency be added to the ampache 3.5.* ebuilds that enforces a php version less than 5.4.
With php 5.4.9,ampache-3.5.4's web install.php fails with the error
Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in /var/www/host/htdocs/ampache/lib/class/vauth.class.php on line 580
(where 'host' is the webapp-config -h parameter and 'ampache' is the webapp-config -d parameter).
See Forum Post: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7256816.html
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> See Forum Post: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7256816.html
> I helped this person accomplish what this bug is verifying. Through his
> research, he found:
While it's an easy fix, manually patching software on the Gentoo side doesn't seem like a particularly good idea, especially given most larger projects will have many many different lines to change, and if something does break, Gentoo developers probably don't have the time to deal with it.
Better to force users to upgrade than to patch the sources on the Gentoo side, I think.
Fix the dependency please. Ampache 3.5.3-r1 works fine with php-5.3.27. It does not work with 5.5.4; it fails with the symptoms and error described in this bug.
Plesae re-open if issue persists in 3.8.1