Debido al cambio de sintaxis en las nuevas versiones de MySQL  algunas partes del OsCommerce dejan de funcionar. En este caso son las  categorías  y en ocasiones las búsquedas.

Las subcategorías en  OsCommerce funcionan como búsquedas avanzadas de las categorías. Por casualidad, este problema solo afecta a las búsquedas avanzadas y no a las normales. El error es el siguiente:

select count(p.products_id) as total from products_description pd, products p left join manufacturers m on p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id, products_to_categories p2c left join specials s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘3′ and p2c.categories_id = ‘24′ [TEP STOP]

La solución pasa por editar dos archivos del OsCommerce siguiendo los pasos que vienen a continuación:

PASO 1:

Abre el archivo catalog/index.php (si no existe el directorio catalog, es el index del public_html) y se cambia todo este bloque:

// show the products of a specified manufacturer
if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'])) {
if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id']) && tep_not_null($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'])) {
// We are asked to show only a specific category
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id and m.manufacturers_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'] . “‘ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p2c.categories_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'] . “‘”;
} else {
// We show them all
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and pd.products_id = p.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id and m.manufacturers_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'] . “‘”;
}
} else {
// show the products in a given categorie
if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id']) && tep_not_null($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'])) {
// We are asked to show only specific catgeory
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id and m.manufacturers_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'] . “‘ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p2c.categories_id = ‘” . (int)$current_category_id . “‘”;
} else {
// We show them all
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p left join ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m on p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p2c.categories_id = ‘” . (int)$current_category_id . “‘”;
}
}

por este código:

// show the products of a specified manufacturer
if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'])) {
if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id']) && tep_not_null($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'])) {
// We are asked to show only a specific category
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from (” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c ) left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id and m.manufacturers_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'] . “‘ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p2c.categories_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'] . “‘”;
} else {
// We show them all
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from (” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m) left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and pd.products_id = p.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id and m.manufacturers_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'] . “‘”;
}
} else {
// show the products in a given categorie
if (isset($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id']) && tep_not_null($HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'])) {
// We are asked to show only specific catgeory
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from (” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c) left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id and m.manufacturers_id = ‘” . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['filter_id'] . “‘ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p2c.categories_id = ‘” . (int)$current_category_id . “‘”;
} else {
// We show them all
$listing_sql = “select ” . $select_column_list . ” p.products_id, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, NULL) as specials_new_products_price, IF(s.status, s.specials_new_products_price, p.products_price) as final_price from ((” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p) left join ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m on p.manufacturers_id = m.manufacturers_id, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c) left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id where p.products_status = ‘1′ and p.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.products_id = p2c.products_id and pd.language_id = ‘” . (int)$languages_id . “‘ and p2c.categories_id = ‘” . (int)$current_category_id . “‘”;
}
}

PASO 2

Archivo catalog/avanced_search_result.php (si no existe el directorio catalog el archivo es avanced_search_result.php del public_html) y se cambia al igual que antes lo siguiente:

$from_str = “from ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p left join ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m using(manufacturers_id), ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id, ” . TABLE_CATEGORIES . ” c, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c”;

por este código:

$from_str = “from ( ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS . ” p left join ” . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . ” m using(manufacturers_id), ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_DESCRIPTION . ” pd )left join ” . TABLE_SPECIALS . ” s on p.products_id = s.products_id, ” . TABLE_CATEGORIES . ” c, ” . TABLE_PRODUCTS_TO_CATEGORIES . ” p2c “;

Con estos simples cambios el programa debería funcionar.

*Actualización el 04 de diciembre del 2010*

Al parecer el editor del wordpress modificó las comillas del código fuente, por eso algunos tuvieron problemas al implementar la solución si copiaron y pegaron el código. De antemano mis disculpas y gracias por sus comentarios positivos.