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Old 09-08-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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php sessions problems

Hello Everyone!

I received a donated P3 733x2 server to be used as the new web server for the high school that I work at. I downloaded and installed the latest SuSe9.3 version last night, and got everything up and running with no major problems except for one biggie:

It would appear that any time I try to access a php page that uses sessions, I receive the response:

An error occurred while loading //localhost/index.php:
Connection to host localhost is broken.

The reason I mention that it may be tied to sessions is that I was able to make it through the entire installation process for my PHPWebSite software, but when it came time to actually view the newly built site suddenly I began receiving the error and I have not been able to get around it. Normal html files and php pages that do not use sessions seem to execute just fine. I will admit, however, even with this evidence I am not sure if this is truly the cause of the problem.

I have updated my system using YaST to all of the most recent versions of all installed software including the php_sessions package. The error still persists. However, I see that php5 is available but I am only running php4. Might this be a solution (to upgrade to php5) or would that open potential problems for me? If I SHOULD upgrade to php5, how do I do it? Do I uninstall all of the php4 software first?

Thanks in advance,
Old 09-08-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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I've been working on this all day and have not got very far.

I tried uninstalling PHP4 completely and then reinstalling the entire package. This did not fix my apparent session problem.

I found a post on another site where someone mentioned this same basic problem and he said he solved it by downgrading the php-session package. My problem is that I don't know how to downgrade a package from within YaST. Can someone help me out with this one?

And how do I even know which version number to use for the downgrade?

Alternatively, can I just remove php4 altogether and install php5?

Old 12-06-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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Can you bring up the built-in webpage that Apache installs (eg: type localhost in the address bar of your web-browser and hit go)


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