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Bug #52603 php-fpm default init script does not load php.ini
Submitted: 2010-08-14 07:21 UTC Modified: 2010-08-20 20:23 UTC
From: php at gigfa dot com Assigned: fat (profile)
Status: Not a bug Package: FPM related
PHP Version: 5.3.3 OS: Linux Debian 5.04
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-08-14 07:21 UTC] php at gigfa dot com
default php-fpm init script ( found in ./php-5.3.3/sapi/fpm/init.d.php-fpm after compilation ) does not load default php.ini file.
I think to get the problem fixed, we need to replace :
php_opts="--fpm-config $php_fpm_CONF"
with :
php_opts="-c %conf-path% --fpm-config $php_fpm_CONF"
in this file :


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 [2010-08-14 12:18 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: fat
 [2010-08-14 12:18 UTC]
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the default php.ini file is in %{prefix}/lib/php.ini and this file is loaded by 
PHP-FPM even when it's launched by the sapi/fpm/init.d.php-fpm script.

How do you see it's not loaded ?
 [2010-08-14 14:40 UTC] php at gigfa dot com
-Status: Feedback +Status: Assigned
 [2010-08-14 14:40 UTC] php at gigfa dot com
I have compiled php with this option :
./configure \
--enable-fpm \

When I use phpinfo(); to see if the config file has loaded or not, I see :
Configuration File (php.ini) Path 	/etc/php5/php.ini
Loaded Configuration File 	(none)
 [2010-08-20 20:23 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Bogus
 [2010-08-20 20:23 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
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This not a bug.

./configure ... --with-config-file-path=/etc/php5/php.ini is wrong. You had the 
previous phpinfo output:

#php -i | grep Configuration
Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php5/php.ini
Loaded Configuration File => (none)

You have to set a directory path to  --with-config-file-path. PHP will search 
there for a php.ini file. In your case, you have to use

./configure ... --with-config-file-path=/etc/php5 is wrong and you'll have the 
following phpinfo output

#php -i | grep Configuration
Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php5
Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php5/php.ini
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