I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Why would I be the only person with this error? Like 80 says:

$system_path = $system_path ?: __DIR__;

Looks weird, doesn't it?

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Never mind. Requirements say PHP 5.3.10 or newer. Server is only 5.2.17.


I had same problem, Syntax error line 80 I asked my hoster to install latest version of PHP.


Have the same issue here, running PHP 5.4 with Expression Engine 3.5.14

Checked my error logs and found this:

[05-Jan-2018 16:55:49] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ':' in /my_root/public_html/admin.php on line 80


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