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PHP includes issue

Posted on 2007-04-10
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PHP on Plesk / Linux

I have a custom app that I wrote and osCommerce installation.

If I want the custom app to work, I have to change php.ini's include directive to:

include_path = ".;/php/includes"

If I want the osCommerce install to work, I have to change it back to

include_path = ".:/php/includes"

The only difference is a semi colon versus a colon. How do I get them to both work at the same time?

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When I have the semi colon in effect, osCommerce gives me:

Warning: main(includes/configure.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/shop/catalog/includes/application_top.php on line 29

Warning: main(includes/configure.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/shop/catalog/includes/application_top.php on line 29

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/configure.php' (include_path='.;/php/includes') in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/shop/catalog/includes/application_top.php on line 29

When I have th COLON in effect, I have:

Warning: main() [function.main]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/php/includes/lng.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs:/tmp) in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/powerpanel/includes/classes/wysarea.class.php on line 16

Warning: main(lng.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/powerpanel/includes/classes/wysarea.class.php on line 16

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'lng.php' (include_path='.:/php/includes') in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/powerpanel/includes/classes/wysarea.class.php on line 16
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Question by:DrDamnit
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by:glcummins
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The semicolon is never valid in this setting. A colon is used to join two or more paths. If the custom application works with the semicolon, it needs to be altered to work using the correct format, a colon.
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by:Ivo Stoykov
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Hello DrDamnit,

The format of include_path is like the system's PATH environment variable: a list of directories separated with a colon in Unix or semicolon in Windows.

i.e.

in *nix include_path will be
include_path=".:/php/includes"

In Windows include_path will be
include_path=".;c:\php\includes"

you cannot use both and this is set when PHP is installed on the machine...

HTH

!i!
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by:hernst42
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The setings depends on your os. For Windows you need a ; to seperate the search pathes, on linux you must use the : to seperate the search pathes. See http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.set-include-path.php for more information
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by:DrDamnit
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THAT's the funny part. This is a linux box. FC4. So, when the setting is incorrect, one thing works, and when it is wrong something else works......

How do I get it so that EVERYTHING works?
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by:Ivo Stoykov
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Hello DrDamnit

It might be something else causing problems... Please explain when there is problem and what php is pringins as an Error or Warning or whatever...

Because delimiter is a rule for php for a long time it is most likely the problem to be somewhere else...

Regards

!i!
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by:hernst42
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On linux you must use the :
Maybe /php/includes is the wrin path should'nt it be more:  /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/php/includes
It depens where those global includes have been place by your webhoster and If he has added those files to the allowd dirs.
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by:DrDamnit
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ivostoykov:
What do you mean by pringins ? The error messages are in the original post.

hernst42:

What other information can I provide you so that we can see if I need to put the full path in there?
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by:Ivo Stoykov
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Hello DrDamnit

Following message is quite descriptive... I've missed it

Warning: main() [function.main]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/php/includes/lng.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs:/tmp) in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/powerpanel/includes/classes/wysarea.class.php on line 16

This means that the serve reject access to the supplied path and the reason is given -> "not within the allowed path(s):"

regards

!i!
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hernst42 earned 500 total points
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The script tries to include an lng.php locate that file and put the path into you include-path. If you still get open_basedir restriction contact your hoster to fix that bug (if you are unable to move that directory, else moe the directory into your document root. THen set the include_patch accordingly and it should run.
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by:PatrickAdrichem
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How do you use then in your code to include?
files in your basic include dir should just be called by

include ('filename.php');

Could you post an include tag from both cases? from the script.
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by:PatrickAdrichem
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Because in the first case it cannot locate the file
in the second case its redirected to: /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs:/tmp
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