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Bug #15658 session.save_path directive has no influence on session files save_path
Submitted: 2002-02-21 09:37 UTC Modified: 2002-04-05 06:27 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: mrvanes at bigfoot dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: *Configuration Issues
PHP Version: 4.1.1 OS: win2k
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-02-21 09:37 UTC] mrvanes at bigfoot dot com
I try to get PHP to save it's session files in the /sessions directory (set session.save_path = e:\sessions) on my document drive, but no matter what I do and how I specify the directory (forward and backward slashes) it keeps saving them in the /tmp directory on that same drive (e:\tmp). There is no reference to /tmp in my whole php.ini file!
From my point of view it looks like the session.save_path directive recognition in the php.ini file is broken.


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 [2002-02-22 12:16 UTC]
Did you restart Apache?
 [2002-03-11 06:52 UTC] mrvanes at bigfoot dot com
I use the ISAPI version of PHP (IIS5) and Yes, I restarted that many times to checkt the (mis)behaviour of this directive.
 [2002-04-05 00:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2002-04-05 06:27 UTC]
Try the PHP 4.2.0RC2 from
(and remember to replace php4ts.dll also!)

If you still have problems with it, reopen this bug report.

 [2003-04-15 21:18 UTC] kitdekat at earthlink dot net
I have actually had the same problem with my system running Win2K AdvSrv SP3, Apache2.0.45, PHPv4.3.2-RC (from snaps...).

I have everything working fine except for my sessions. They continuosly want to be stored on '/tmp\...' even though i have modified the php.ini as follows:

install dir for php is 'w:\var\php'
install dir for apache is 'w:\var\www'
temp folder desired is 'w:\var\www\tmp'

session.save_path = w:\var\www\tmp
session.save_path = w:\var\php\tmp
session.save_path = w:\var\tmp

i have tried all these configurations, but info.php continues to state the my session.save_path is '/tmp'. and yes, i have restarted Apache (multiple times, included complete stop and starts) and even restarted server to remove and cached information. all to no avail.

completely frustratin, since i have everything else on the site up and running, i just can seem to remember what i was running and who i was running it for ;)
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