For the past month and a half apparently, my MODX install has been generating “invalid date.timezone value”. This went un-noticed because the website has been preforming well and no errors showed on any page. It was noticed yesterday when we updated to 2.8.4 (had been 2.8.3 previously) and the error starting showing during the install process on the setup pages.
The primary error we are seeing is (from server error log in modx directory):
[07-Jun-2022 00:29:24 UTC] PHP Warning: date(): Invalid date.timezone value 'UTC-4', we selected the timezone 'UTC' for now. in /path/to/core/xpdo/xpdo.class.php on line 2075
From the MODX error log just now:
[2022-06-07 00:39:47] (ERROR @ /path/to/core/model/smarty/sysplugins/smarty_internal_runtime_codeframe.php : 48) PHP warning: strftime(): Invalid date.timezone value 'UTC-4', we selected the timezone 'UTC' for now.
During the setup process the error messages mentioned other file names. But the same warning. And the update went ok.
My hosting provider doesn’t see anything wrong at their end and no changes were made around the time of the error start.
Any ideas what might be happening?
MODX 2.8.3 when error started showing, now MODX 2.8.4 still same error
No extras or custom modules
@halftrainedharry Thanks, setting that to America/New_York seems to have done the trick. Though I am still at a loss why the timezone would suddenly crop up as an issue. The website has been working just fine for ages.
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