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Bug #30326 "zip_open" cannot open file
Submitted: 2004-10-05 02:45 UTC Modified: 2010-12-20 14:52 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:4 of 4 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (25.0%)
Same OS:2 (50.0%)
From: adamsbarker at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Zip Related
PHP Version: 5.0.2 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-10-05 02:45 UTC] adamsbarker at hotmail dot com
when using the following code:


i get the following error:

Warning: zip_open() []: Cannot open zip archive in C:\test.php on line 1

the "zip file" and "php script" are in the same directory

when i put in the full directory of the zip file, such as "C:\", the file is opened and everything works as expected.
i don't think this should be how it works as all other functions (ie, include()) don't need the full directory!

i am using the latest stable version 5.0.3-dev and PECL extensions


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 [2004-10-06 01:17 UTC]
Is the script being ran from the same directory as the one where the zip file is?
 [2004-10-06 11:19 UTC] adamsbarker at hotmail dot com
yes, both the "php" and "zip" files are in the same directory... i completely removed php and got copies of the latest stable version/PECL extensions for Windows, but still the same problem... this problem seems to be running throughout the versions, since i first noticed it a couple of months ago.
 [2004-10-06 11:22 UTC]
it probably means that the working directory is different then you think it is. What does echo getcwd(); output?
 [2004-10-07 01:13 UTC] adamsbarker at hotmail dot com
This is how i've done it:

- my home directory is "D:\home"
- both "open_zip.php" AND "" are in "D:\home"
- zip_open('D:\home\');
  - this works perfectly
- zip_open('');
  - has this error:
    Warning: zip_open() []: Cannot open zip archive in D:\home\open_zip.php on line 3
  - echo getcwd(); => produces this:

i hope this makes sense :)
 [2004-11-28 13:54 UTC]
Please, check that your web-server has all necessary NTFS permissions to read this file.
 [2004-12-06 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a week, 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".
 [2004-12-14 09:11 UTC] greg at catalina-it dot com dot au
I have found the same thing. I have a zip file in the same dir as the zip file, and under Windows XP (PHP 4.3.8) and zip_open() cant open it. When I include the full path from C: etc it works fine. This certainly looks like a bug, at least up to 4.3.8. Can someone try it on later versions to see if the bug has been fixed or not.
 [2004-12-14 09:20 UTC] adamsbarker at hotmail dot com
i am still having problems using the latest snapshots - so i would have to say it hasn't changed
 [2004-12-14 09:31 UTC] greg at catalina-it dot com dot au
Adam, thanks for the info. I'm not sure what happens from here. This seems to be a long standing bug, not receiving much attention.
 [2004-12-17 20:01 UTC] info at 7eddi dot de
ajbaas wrote on :

"note: if you are using PHP in module mode, the open_zip function will need an absolute path to the file, because it is not aware of it's whereabouts. this is for win32 at least."
 [2005-02-28 21:23 UTC]
This extension was moved to PECL, please report this bug there if you still can reproduce with the latest version of it.

 [2010-12-20 14:52 UTC]
-Package: ZZiplib Related +Package: Zip Related
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