Error due to fc-journalSettings-3.php

OJS V2.4.5 collapsed with Error 500 due to the following error

[23-Feb-2017 11:36:40 Europe/Madrid] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '‘El env’ (T_ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE) in /home/urgcnwev/public_html/aeet-rel/cache/fc-journalSettings-3.php on line 361

As I read in other posts I deleted fc-journalSettings-3.php file and now OJS is running.

What I cannot understand from the other post is what produced this error I how can I prevent to reproduce in the future.

Thanks in advance for your time


Hi @Erick,

Are you using “unsafe” file permissions in cache/ (like 777), and/or is your server using mod_php to execute PHP scripts? Next time you see this, save the problematic file rather than just deleting it.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi Alec
No unsafe file permission in cache
Regarding the mod_php I am not sure I have to ask.
I save the problematic file I will send it to you via gmail as I cannot upload it in this discution.


I send you the problematic file via gmail as it is not allowed to upload it
in the discution thread.



I have the same problem on OJS 2, how did you solve?


Just deleting the file.

Ok, but in my case it returned in two weeks