lizardx - 11:28 pm on May 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Update: a full apache2/php5/mysql5.5 update on the dev system fixed the issue in question, but certainly does nothing to soothe the realization of non-robustness on modx.
So starting a search for a simpler and more robust platform for long term stuff.
Be warned, avoid modx, which saddens me very much to say, in many ways it was a solution that really looked good, but I think they may be lacking the necessary size and programmer skill levels to really support the complexity of their cms.
Obviously, a fix involving full upgrade of the server components is out of the question in most hosting scenarios, and also should not be necessary if the programming was robust in the first place.
<update>I spoke too soon, login is still failing, something is seriously glitched with maybe session handling, but who knows, a form submission to a data base asking for username / password that exists that returns that it doesn't exist is grounds for serious concern in my opinion, that shows a pretty major problem with the programming internally, I mean: if user exists and if user password matches then login is about as simple as it gets. Or should be. Clearly these guys have outsmarted themselves under certain scenarios.