Posting in the Magento forums has been disabled pending the implementation of a new and improved forum solution which should better serve the community.

For new questions please post at, the community-run support site for the Magento community. We will be providing updates on the new forum solution soon. For questions or concerns please email

Magento Forum

Failed to access Magento Connect Manager
Jr. Member
Total Posts:  18
Joined:  2009-09-01

Hi @ all!

Unfortunately facing an error while trying to access the Magento Connect Manager:

Error message:

Unknown error (8192): Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\downloader\pearlib\php\PEAR\Frontend.php on line 90
#0 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\lib\Varien\Pear.php(28): mageCoreErrorHandler(8192, ‘Assigning the r...’, ‘C:\xampp\htdocs...’, 90, Array)
#1 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\lib\Varien\Pear.php(28): require_once()
#2 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\lib\Varien\Pear\Package.php(3): require_once(’C:\xampp\htdocs...’)
#3 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Adminhtml\controllers\Extensions\LocalController.php(28): require_once(’C:\xampp\htdocs...’)
#4 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Router\Standard.php(303): include(’C:\xampp\htdocs...’)
#5 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Router\Standard.php(282): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->_inludeControllerClass(’C:\xampp\htdocs...’, ‘Mage_Adminhtml_...’)
#6 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Router\Standard.php(195): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->_validateControllerClassName(’Mage_Adminhtml’, ‘extensions_loca...’)
#7 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\code\core\Mage\Core\Controller\Varien\Front.php(158): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
#8 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\app\Mage.php(459): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
#9 C:\xampp\htdocs\magento\index.php(65): Mage::run()
#10 {main}

In line 90 the file says:

$obj = &new;$uiclass;

This is a local installation on Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Using Apache Friends XAMPP (Basis Package) version 1.7.2
With Magento

The customizing done before was:

1) editing the Http.php

$host explode(':'$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']);
in line 274
2) editing the Object.php
public function __invoke(array $arrAttributes = array(), $valueSeparator=',')
in line 484
3) switching on the curl extension in the php.ini
4) editing the index.php error report section
 * Error reporting (old: E_ALL | E_STRICT)

I found someone posting this problem before (with a lot of further entries in the problem trace), but there haven’t been any replys.

Anyone any idea on that? Thanks in advance.

Magento Community Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Jr. Member
Total Posts:  1
Joined:  2009-10-16


I think the problem is that you are using php 5.3.

Check out this thread it give some solutions about it:

Magento Community Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Magento Community
Back to top