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Old 08-04-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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htpasswd problems!!!!

Howdy all,

I have recently upgraded my Red Hat Distro from 7.3 to 8.0.
8.0, by default uses Apache 2, which I wasn't aware of.

I have a perl program that lets users manipulate password files that worked fine in apache 1.3, but now I get this curious error:

htpasswd: unable to create temporary file 'htpasswd.tmp.fsvnOz'

Of course, the name changes everytime. I know it's an permissions error, but I can't figure out where. My password file is kept in a top-level directory, outside of the server root, with permissions assigned to user apache, which is what the web server runs as. Even if I change permissions to a+wrx for the entire directory, it doesn't work.

any ideas?

Old 05-15-2004, 03:09 AM   #2
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hello, I am not sure I'll bring a reply...just confirm I experience the same issue....
I migrated to RH8 with Apache 2.0
my PHP script
exec('htpasswd -bd path/.htpasswdfile $user $ psw');
the .htpasswd file does not get updated
I tried shell_exec and backticks with no effect
while under Apache 1.3 it works fine!
I also get a httpd error message:
htpasswd: unable to create temporary file 'htpasswd.tmp.D4Fepz'
apache of course is the activator of the script
I have tried to 777 open a /temp dir from the dir where my script is located with no effect
should we know where apache wants to create its temp file, maybe we would have the clue
I've tried to insert echo error_reporting(E_ALL); but nothig shows up
I've tried both relative and absolute paths, with no effect
thank you
Daniel, dbl06


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