xampp-protable requires all php code on the same drive?

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xampp-protable requires all php code on the same drive?

Postby Peter Fu » 02. March 2013 13:56

Hi,

I just come across a strange problem today using xampp-portable (1.8.1). In php files which are not on the same drive of xampp-portable installation, it cannot access PHP Session.

My xampp-portable is installed at D:\Soft\xampp-portable, and my DocumentRoot is C:\www.

I put two files a.php and b.php in C:\www.

a.php
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<?php
ini_set("display_errors", "1");
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// this starts the session
session_start();
// this sets variables in the session
$_SESSION['color']='red';
$_SESSION['size'] ='small';
$_SESSION['shape']='round';
echo "Done";

echo "Our color value is ".$_SESSION['color'];
echo "Our size value is ".$_SESSION['size'];
echo "Our shape value is ".$_SESSION['shape'];
?>


b.php
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<?php
ini_set("display_errors", "1");
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// this starts the session
session_start();

$_SESSION['color']='green';

// echo variable from the session, we set this on our other page
echo "Our color value is ".$_SESSION['color'];
echo "Our size value is ".$_SESSION['size'];
echo "Our shape value is ".$_SESSION['shape'];
?>


Output of a.php
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 Warning: session_start(): open(\Soft\xampp-portable\tmp\sess_ihp85uslaj309f6ll21uipnc82, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in C:\Users\Peter\Documents\workspace-sts-3.1.0.RELEASE\test-session\a.php on line 6
DoneOur color value is redOur size value is smallOur shape value is round


Output of b.php
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Warning: session_start(): open(\Soft\xampp-portable\tmp\sess_ihp85uslaj309f6ll21uipnc82, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in C:\Users\Peter\Documents\workspace-sts-3.1.0.RELEASE\test-session\b.php on line 6
Our color value is green
Notice: Undefined index: size in C:\Users\Peter\Documents\workspace-sts-3.1.0.RELEASE\test-session\b.php on line 12
Our size value is
Notice: Undefined index: shape in C:\Users\Peter\Documents\workspace-sts-3.1.0.RELEASE\test-session\b.php on line 13
Our shape value is


After I moved DocumentRoot from C:\www to D:\www, everything goes well.

So I guess all web directories must be on the same drive where xmapp-portable is installed. Is that true?

Thanks,
Peter
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Re: xampp-protable requires all php code on the same drive?

Postby Altrea » 02. March 2013 14:44

Hi Peter,

Peter Fu wrote:After I moved DocumentRoot from C:\www to D:\www, everything goes well.

So I guess all web directories must be on the same drive where xmapp-portable is installed. Is that true?

The path where the session files will be created is defined in your \xampp\php\php.ini file in the session.save_path property.

Have you changed any other settings exept the DocumentRoot?

best wishes,
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Re: xampp-protable requires all php code on the same drive?

Postby Peter Fu » 03. March 2013 09:13

Hi Altrea,

My xampp installation is D:\Soft\xampp-portable.

The session.save_path is the default value as following, I didn't change that.
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session.save_path = "\Soft\xampp-portable\tmp"


I created a VirtualHost using the following configuration.
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<VirtualHost dev.peterfu-localhost.com:80>
    ServerAdmin peter.fu@activecollabmod.com
    DocumentRoot "C:/Users/Peter/Documents/workspace-sts-3.1.0.RELEASE"
    ServerName dev.peterfu-localhost.com
    ##ServerAlias www.dummy-host.localhost
    ##ErrorLog "logs/localhost-error.log"
    ##CustomLog "logs/localhost-access.log" combined
   
   <Directory "C:/Users/Peter/Documents/workspace-sts-3.1.0.RELEASE">
      Require all granted
      AllowOverride All
      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
      Order allow,deny
      Allow from all
   </Directory>
</VirtualHost>


Other configuration is not touched.

Edit 1:
I can confirm that the session values are actually written. Because after a.php is executed, there's a file created at D:\Soft\xampp-portable\tmp\sess_ihp85uslaj309f6ll21uipnc82. Content as following.
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color|s:3:"red";size|s:5:"small";shape|s:5:"round";size|s:5:"small";


So I think it just cannot read those values.

Thanks,
Peter
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