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Bug #49831 zlib.output_compression
Submitted: 2009-10-10 10:58 UTC Modified: 2009-10-20 01:00 UTC
From: jom at grosjo dot net Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: *Compression related
PHP Version: 5.2SVN-2009-10-10 (snap) OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-10-10 10:58 UTC] jom at grosjo dot net
Relates to bug #48994 (which I can not modify or re-open)

Actually, with the latest snapshot, the setting shall be


and NOT:


This is a real annoying bug. It makes issues in softs like SugarCRM, phpMyAdmin, etc... which believe that 1 is true and is also 'true'

Reproduce code:
put 'true' in php.ini and phpMyAdmin works nicely
put true or 1 in php.ini, and the display is full of garbage

Expected result:
true, 1, 'true' shall work the same way


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 [2009-10-10 12:13 UTC]
Thank you for your bug report.

I don't understand your report. Please explain clearly which settings result in which behavior and what is wrong with it.
 [2009-10-11 12:15 UTC] jom at grosjo dot net
Initial situation:

in php.ini: zlib.output_compression=1

This works fine except for phpMyAdmin and SugarSuiteCRM who are 
sending garbage (i.e. uncompressed instead of compressed or vice 

The bug fix in SugarSuite is to write an ini_set with not 1 but 'true' 
with the quotes ("'").
Without the quotes or by writing just 1 , the garbage comes again.

Now, I can see that putting 'true' with the quotes actually disable 
the zlib compression, this is why the garbage disappear,

but the problem is that zlib compression as well.

How to make this zlib.compression work ?

it was very fine in 5.2.9
 [2009-10-12 11:27 UTC]
Thank you for your explanation.

The behavior you describe may be caused by bug #49816 output corruption using flush.

However, there are many reasons why compression may not work, especially with large PHP applications like SugarCRM or phpMyAdmin. To pinpoint the problem, please supply us with a small script to reproduce the problem. Also, the HTTP headers of the page which causes garbage would be helpful.
 [2009-10-20 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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