[quote]There’s a last check – check your directory permissions. Each one.
Every single directory needs at least execute permission on other. The last one may also need read.
Did you do anything special with directory permissions? When in doubt do: chmod -r a rX $HOME/php5/
(big X means make executable only if it’s to be executable)
Permissions is the one and last thing that could stop PHP from seeing the INI file.
You could also test its ability to see it by trying to fopen the file for read within PHP. It, in reality, should error out.[/quote]
Yup, just checked the permissions, and everything checks out. Besides, wouldn’t permissions affect it when using the PHPRC variable as well as the --with-config-file-path method?
At any rate, I think netdcon has me all sorted out. Adding a SetEnv PHPRC entry into the main .htaccess file seems to have done the trick, without having to resort to a Bash redirect. It still bothers me a bit that --with-config-file-path doesn’t work, but I can live with that. Thank you for all your help!