phpList import CSV email list problem - "The temporary directory for uploading () is not writable, so import will fail "
Posted on 2014-08-08
I am trying to set up a email newsletter system. I am using phpList 3.0.6. I am installing it on a SME 8.0 using a Linux system. The software is installed, and I am able to send a mail campaign. The problem I am having is when I try to import an email list. I get the fallowing error.
"The temporary directory for uploading () is not writable, so import will fail "
In the config file says:
# tmpdir. A location where phplist can write some temporary files if necessary
# Make sure it is writable by your webserver user, and also check that you have
# open_basedir set to allow access to this directory. Linux users can leave it as it is.
# this directory is used for all kinds of things, mostly uploading of files (like in
# import), creating PDFs and more
# On Linux based systems, it will be good to make sure this directory is on the same
# filesystem as your phpList installation. In some systems, renaming files or directories
# across filesystems fails.
$tmpdir = '/tmp';
I create the tmp directory and set permissions to 777 in my wed site root, and in the /list directory.
Still get the error. In looking through the online info this is a problem other have had. I don't find a solution that I understand.