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Bug #46091 php.ini not found in C:\windows
Submitted: 2008-09-16 09:07 UTC Modified: 2008-09-25 15:20 UTC
From: linda_petty at shelter dot org dot uk Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Windows Installer
PHP Version: 5.2.6 OS: windows 2003 SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2008-09-16 09:07 UTC] linda_petty at shelter dot org dot uk
Installing AMP on windows 2003 (SP4).
I found a BUG in this version of the windows PHP,
apparently in the installer:
   PHP Version 5.2.6 (5.2 build 3790). 

We found the installation went fine on XP with this installer.
BUT on windows 2003 (SP2)I found these values on the PHPINFO page
after install:

   Configuration File (php.ini) Path: 	C:\WINDOWS
   Loaded Configuration File: 	        (none)        

PHP had IGNORED my PHP.ini file which, as instructed by the install 
documentation, I had carefully placed in C:\WINDOWS 

I found it would only load my php.ini file if I placed it in 
C:\PHP5 (which is the default install directory). 
Once the php.ini file was in C:\PHP5, after restarting Apache, 
at last I see:-

   Loaded Configuration File 	C:\PHP5\php.ini

quite a timewaster! :0)

Reproduce code:
install with Zip installer on windows 2003 (SP2)
using install directory C:\PHP
to reproduce the problem

Expected result:
I would have expected 
   Loaded Configuration File 	C:\WINDOWS\php.ini

Actual result:
   Loaded Configuration File: 	        (none) 


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 [2008-09-25 13:54 UTC] linda_petty at shelter dot org dot uk
on the 1st line of description I said
windows 2003 (SP4)
I meant (SP2)
 [2008-09-25 15:20 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
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