earachefl earachefl - 2 months ago 14
PHP Question

session_start() failed: Permission denied (13)

OK, I've managed to screw up my permissions while attempting to allow a script to mkdir(). Here's what my permission currently show - could somehow please tell me what they should be in order to get back to normal?

XAMPP/:

drwxr-xr-x 8 root admin 272 Feb 27 2010 XAMPP

drwxr-xr-x 3 username admin 102 Feb 27 2010 XAMPP Control.app
lrwxr-xr-x 1 username admin 18 Oct 26 2010 cgi-bin -> xamppfiles/cgi-bin
lrwxr-xr-x 1 username admin 14 Oct 26 2010 etc -> xamppfiles/etc
lrwxr-xr-x 1 username admin 17 Oct 26 2010 htdocs -> xamppfiles/htdocs
lrwxr-xr-x 1 username admin 15 Oct 26 2010 logs -> xamppfiles/logs
drwxr-xr-x 24 root admin 816 Feb 26 13:30 xamppfiles


xamppfiles/:

drwxr-xr-x 258 root admin 8772 Feb 27 2010 bin
drwxr-xr-x 4 root admin 136 Feb 27 2010 cgi-bin
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Feb 27 2010 doc
drwxr-xr-x 23 root admin 782 Feb 27 2010 error
drwxr-xr-x 24 root admin 816 Feb 27 2010 etc
drwxr-xr-x+ 15 root admin 510 Feb 26 13:59 htdocs
drwxr-xr-x 160 root admin 5440 Feb 27 2010 icons
drwxr-xr-x 137 root admin 4658 Feb 27 2010 lib
drwxr-xr-x 2 root admin 68 Feb 27 2010 libexec
drwxr-xr-x 33 root admin 1122 Feb 27 2010 licences
drwxr-xr-x 8 root admin 272 Feb 26 12:00 logs
drwxr-xr-x 75 root admin 2550 Feb 27 2010 modules
drwxr-xr-x 99 root admin 3366 Feb 27 2010 phpmyadmin
drwxr-xr-x 8 root admin 272 Feb 27 2010 sbin
drwxr-xr-x+ 2 root admin 68 Feb 26 13:30 session
drwxr-xr-x 16 root admin 544 Feb 27 2010 share
drwxr-xr-x 29 root admin 986 Feb 27 2010 sql-bench
drwxr-xr-x+ 4 root admin 136 Feb 26 12:51 temp
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Feb 27 2010 var
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 14339 Feb 27 2010 xampp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root admin 6385 Feb 27 2010 xampp.pot


In htdocs/testsession/:

drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root admin 102 Feb 26 14:01 testsession

-rw-r--r--@ 1 root admin 957 Feb 26 14:16 index.php


My testsession/index.php:

<?php
// Set the error reporting level
error_reporting(E_ALL);
ini_set("display_errors", 1);
// Start a PHP session
session_start();
?>


and the errors:

/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/session
Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/temp//sess_1b9827985300349847f0169f1031b113, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/testsession/index.php on line 10

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/testsession/index.php:7) in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/testsession/index.php on line 10

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/testsession/index.php:7) in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/testsession/index.php on line 10

Warning: Unknown: open(/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/temp//sess_1b9827985300349847f0169f1031b113, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/temp/) in Unknown on line 0

Answer

chmod -R o+w ...../temp or even better (safer) chown -R apache.apache ......./temp (replace apache with the user/groupname your webserver is using).

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