One of my PHP scripts needs to create a few files under my “home” directory (/home/beaconte). The full path for one such file, for example, is /home/beaconte/BeAContender_v3/RLHTemp/LOCKFILE. However, I’m getting open_basedir warnings when trying to do so with a regular .php script:
2003-10-30 05:32:14 (/home/.mayelene/beaconte/UltraStats_v1/libs/php/UltraStats/UltraStatsManager.php:471) fopen("/home/beaconte/BeAContender_v3/RLHTemp/LOCKFILE", “w”) - Operation not permitted
2003-10-30 05:32:14 (/home/.mayelene/beaconte/UltraStats_v1/libs/php/UltraStats/UltraStatsManager.php:492) open_basedir restriction in effect. File is in wrong directory
That doesn’t make any sense since I have full permissions (777) on the RLHTemp dir, and it is under my home directory!!??
I tried symlinking a .pcgi file to the same .php script to get around this. However, then I have other issues, relating to the fact that I can’t seem to retrieve any of the environment variables through ($_SERVER or $_ENV) that I need to reference common library paths.
AARGH!! Does anyone have any idea how I can make this work?