Solved

JOOMLA: save.session_path not writable

Posted on 2011-03-22
16
1,061 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have scowered the net and read upwards of 40 forums and spent hours of testing different things, but NO WORKIE!

Server:  Windows 2003, IIS6, PHP5
PHP Version       5.2.9-1
register_globals       Disabled
magic_quotes_gpc       Disabled
safe_mode       Disabled
MySQL       Yes
xml       Yes
zlib       Yes
mbstring       Yes
iconv       Yes
save.session_path       C:\PHP\temp   Not Writable
Max. Execution Time       300 seconds
File Upload       Enabled


All other PHP apps work fine on this server.  I have verified the C:\PHP\temp directory is 100% writable on the system.  In fact, even with the everyone user full access, it still shows as "not writable"

Please do not just point me to something you Googled, I have been down that path. I really need to get this working.  

Any help is greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:isiHelpDesk
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2
  • +2
16 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:mattibutt
ID: 35196932
You need to change folder permission to give acess to everyone.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35197302
Did you try to change "\" to "/" ?
I assume you double checked php.ini settings for session save path ?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:nickvillaume
ID: 35197557
What is the behavior you are experiencing? I see you are getting the error, but when does this error occur?
0
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35200585
Mattibut:  As I said in the post " even with the everyone user full access, it still shows as "not writable"

Roads: Yea, I verified the session save path....even tested it and did verify that PHP picked up that setting properly. Tried setting the temp with / instead of \ too, same result.

Nick:  using phocagallery, I am able to create folders and post images, however, each time I do get a warning message:  JFile::read: Unable to open file: 'C:\PHP\temp\phpB8.tmp'

0
 
LVL 21
ID: 35200689
With IIS I have found it best to place the folder within the wwwroot folder.

Example:

C:\wwwroot\PHP\temp
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35200778
HiTech: We tried moving the temp dir and still same result.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35317017
Come on guys...there has to be someone out there that can assist
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35317045
Another few cents from me:
try to replace your slashes (and back ones) with doubles
/ to //
or
\ to \\
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:nickvillaume
ID: 35317062
As soon as I saw IIS, I had to back out. I run on Linux only for this very reason.

My advise: "Get off windows and call me in the morning."

Sorry, I could not be of more help.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35319270
OK, I found the issue.  HOWEVER I need to figure out how to do this.

When I set the session.save_path to C:\domains\ISI\xxxxxxx\xxxxx\www\tmp
Which is inside the sites www root, it works!

Now the question is, how the heck do I set the session.save_path for a specific site on a windows server.  There must be a way to specify specific variables when using PHP CGI on a windows server
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35319829
Can anyone point to how I can ovveride session.save_path on a specific website on a shaed hosting server.

There must be something I can specify to do this?
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35320767
Well, it would have to be the relative path then.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35320912
I tried putting in like \www\tmp  or just \tmp

neither worked.....Am I putting in the relative path correctly?
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Lukasz Chmielewski earned 500 total points
ID: 35320927
Try
./www/tmp
or
./tmp
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:isiHelpDesk
ID: 35321077
Roads you got it!  Thank you so much!!!!!
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35321129
Great, thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Developers of all skill levels should learn to use current best practices when developing websites. However many developers, new and old, fall into the trap of using deprecated features because this is what so many tutorials and books tell them to u…
Since pre-biblical times, humans have sought ways to keep secrets, and share the secrets selectively.  This article explores the ways PHP can be used to hide and encrypt information.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question