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Bug #31867 PHP does not read my php.ini which is in "Configuration File (php.ini) Path"
Submitted: 2005-02-07 05:22 UTC Modified: 2005-03-20 18:08 UTC
From: php at pwhite dot mailhaven dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: PHP options/info functions
PHP Version: 5.0.3 OS: Linux 2.6
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-02-07 05:22 UTC] php at pwhite dot mailhaven dot com
My configuration line:
./configure --prefix=/home/pwhite/my_php5 --with-apxs2=/home/pwhite/my_httpd/bin/apxs --with-bz2 --with-pgsql

Here's what phpinfo() gives:
Configuration File (php.ini) Path: /home/pwhite/my_php5/lib

Yet my PHP installation does not recognize the file /home/pwhite/my_php5/lib/php.ini!

However, when I copy the file to /usr/local/lib/php.ini, it works.

Reproduce code:
My /home/pwhite/my_php5/lib/php.ini:

magic_quotes_gpc = off

Expected result:
I expect PHP to recognize /home/pwhite/my_php5/lib/php.ini.  I should not be expected to have write access to /usr/local/lib, since I installed PHP to a non-standard directory.


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 [2005-02-07 06:06 UTC]
Use --with-config-file-path=/home/pwhite/my_php5/lib when you build.
 [2005-02-07 07:12 UTC] php at pwhite dot mailhaven dot com
Yes, I saw that option, but wouldn't you consider it a bug when phpinfo() displays a directory as THE "configuration file path", and yet when there's a valid configuration file in that directory, it does not read it?  If it only looks in /usr/local/lib for php.ini, why list /home/pwhite/php5/lib as the config file path?
 [2005-02-08 22:13 UTC] php at pwhite dot mailhaven dot com
Update: even with --with-config-file-path=/home/pwhite/my_php5/lib, my file is still ignored.
 [2005-02-08 22:20 UTC]
Please check if your Apache's user (I bet it's "nobody") has all necessary privileges to read the ini file.
 [2005-02-09 01:37 UTC] php at pwhite dot mailhaven dot com
Yes, the user "nobody" has read access to the file.  I verified it by doing `su nobody` (after changing its shell to bash) and by viewing the file.
 [2005-02-28 20:47 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

 [2005-03-20 18:08 UTC]
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