Breaking: #67987 - Removed entry script handling

See Issue #67987

Description

Definition and handling of constants TYPO3_MOD_PATH and PATH_typo3_mod have been dropped. These constants were important for modules that were still not called through the mod.php _DISPATCH system that was introduced in TYPO3 CMS version 4.2. It is required to route modules through typo3/mod.php from now on in case the module relies on the definition of those constants.

The following old entry scripts were removed:

  • typo3/sysext/cms/layout/db_layout.php, use \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility::getModuleUrl('web_layout') to link to the module
  • typo3/sysext/cms/layout/db_new_content_el.php, use \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility::getModuleUrl('new_content_element') to link to the module

Impact

Path resolving may fail for scripts that rely on entry points different from typo3/mod.php Constants TYPO3_MOD_PATH and PATH_typo3_mod are not defined anymore and scripts may throw a PHP warning if they try to access these constants.

Affected Installations

Installations may fail if linking to modules that use an entry script with a conf.php file that do not use $MCONF['script'] = '_DISPATCH'; . Those modules must be adapted to the mod.php entry point and may need adaption of further references that are defined relative to the entry script.

Searching for extensions with backend modules that define TYPO3_MOD_PATH is a good start to find unwanted usages.