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general requirements for Silverstrip - PHP POSIX


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10 September 2007 at 12:57pm (Last edited: 10 September 2007 1:07pm), Forum Moderator, 213 Posts

Hi Installers...

PHP manual for POSIX reads:
Warning - Sensitive data can be retrieved with the POSIX functions, e.g. posix_getpwnam() and friends. None of the POSIX function perform any kind of access checking when safe mode is enabled. It's therefore strongly advised to disable the POSIX extension at all (use --disable-posix in your configure line) if you're operating in such an environment.

You need POSIX for installing Silverstripe as I understand it... So, this maybe something to check as a requirement for your webhost ( I found that did not offer this).

Can anyone confirm this theory?

Thank you



11 September 2007 at 12:49pm 230 Posts

POSIX is only used by the installer to check if the web server has write permissions where needed, it's not actually used by SilverStripe itself. There is a [url=]a ticket on this[/url], I'll clear this up before SS 2.1.0! :)


11 September 2007 at 1:02pm Forum Moderator, 213 Posts

So you reckon I could probably just take out those lines? or replace it with something similar???