REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"

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4 years 4 months ago #90908 by lwoods
lwoods created the topic: REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"
During installation I get to the "Pre-installation" check. Under "Minimum Requirements" I see "/tmp directory" is "Found and Writable" BUT immediately after that I get "session.save_path" as "Found and Unwritable". So first I see that /tmp is Found and Writable and then immediately after I see that /tmp is "Found and Unwritable". Also, I have searched and found that other users are having this same problem.

What gives?

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4 years 4 months ago #90914 by c_schmitz
c_schmitz replied the topic: REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"
Hello!

This is already corrected in the latest version. Please download the latest build and try again.

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Carsten Schmitz
LimeSurvey project leader

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4 years 4 months ago #90920 by lwoods
lwoods replied the topic: REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"
Darn. I got ahead of you. Went into php.ini and redefined the path for the the session variables to the /tmp in my LimeSurvey directory.

Works now.

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4 years 4 months ago #90921 by c_schmitz
c_schmitz replied the topic: REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"
That's extremely unsafe. Your session path was most likely fine as it was.

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Carsten Schmitz
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4 years 4 months ago #90926 by lwoods
lwoods replied the topic: REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"
I did perform the auto update, but with the modified php.ini defined. If I redefine the session.save_path back to /tmp how do I get lime to recognize that I have made the change---or was the previous path not saved?

Thanks

Larry

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4 years 4 months ago #90927 by c_schmitz
c_schmitz replied the topic: REALLY poor documentation on Installation. Why "Found and Unwritable?"
It is not saved in LimeSurvey so just switching it back should be fine.

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Carsten Schmitz
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