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Bug #71047 file_exists seems to be broken in php7
Submitted: 2015-12-07 07:36 UTC Modified: 2017-11-05 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.6
Reproduced:16 of 17 (94.1%)
Same Version:11 (68.8%)
Same OS:9 (56.2%)
From: mmucklo at gmail dot com Assigned: langemeijer (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: ssh2 (PECL)
PHP Version: 7.0.0 OS: Ubuntu 15.10
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2015-12-07 07:36 UTC] mmucklo at gmail dot com
I've tried to use this plugin on PHP7 (compiling from trunk / master).

It compiles and installs.  I can connect fine.

However it seems the file_exists function no longer reports true when using an ssh2_sftp resource handle.

Test script:
if (!function_exists("ssh2_connect")) die("function ssh2_connect doesn't exist");
// log in at on port 22
if(!($con = ssh2_connect("wherever", 22))){
    echo "fail: unable to establish connection\n";
} else {
    // try to authenticate with username root, password secretpassword
    if(!ssh2_auth_pubkey_file($con, "someuser", "/path/to/.ssh/", "/path/to/.ssh/id_rsa")) {
        echo "fail: unable to authenticate\n";
    } else {
        // allright, we're in!
        echo "okay: logged in...\n";

        // execute a command
        if (!($stream = ssh2_exec($con, "ls -al" ))) {
            echo "fail: unable to execute command\n";
        } else {
            echo "what came back from command:\n";
            // collect returning data from command
            stream_set_blocking($stream, true);
            $data = "";
            while ($buf = fread($stream,4096)) {
                $data .= $buf;
            echo $data;
            $sftp = ssh2_sftp($con);
            echo "\n";
            $result = file_exists("ssh2.sftp://$sftp/path/to/somefile");
            echo "\n";
            echo "\n";
            echo "\n";
            echo "file_exists: " . ($result ? "yes" : "no ");
            echo "\n";

Expected result:

file_exists: yes

Actual result:

file_exists: no


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 [2016-12-01 14:28 UTC] hranicka at outlook dot com
ssh2_* functions requires SSH2 extension.

For PHP 7, you need PECL SSH2 v1.0.0 or greather.

It was not exist at 2015-12-07 but now is available.

I've found this issue because of I've used PECL extension until today. For PHP 7.0.12 worked fine, but in 7.0.13 is broken. And I've has the same problem.

Solution: Compile latest versions where the bug with newest version is fixed:
 [2017-02-06 19:39 UTC]
This might well be fixed with this commit:

Could you try current master and see if the problem is solved?
 [2017-02-06 19:57 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: +Assigned To: langemeijer
 [2017-03-29 02:23 UTC] james at james dot tl
I was having this problem with pecl-ssh2 1.0.0 and php 7.0.15, but I am not having it anymore with pecl-ssh master.
 [2017-10-24 06:49 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Feedback
 [2017-11-05 04:22 UTC] pecl-dev at lists dot php dot net
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change the status of the bug back to "Re-Opened". Thank you.
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