Csv import starting but not completing

I get the following from the log file:

PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘class’ (T_CLASS), expecting identifier (T_STRING) or variable (T_VARIABLE) or ‘{’ or ‘$’ in /var/www/omeka-s/application/data/scripts/perform-job.php on line 24

This is a new clean install- no custom themes or code.

This looks like maybe you have an older version of PHP for the command line than you do for the web… if you can run php -v , what do you get?

PHP 5.4
This was the fault of my own ignorance. I am sorry. I assumed that the sys admins had updated PHP on all of our VMs.