I have a site I wrote so long ago it might as well be someone else's code. I am trying to bring it back online on a new server after the old one went kerblooey, using a backup.
I have dumped the php files into the new server, restored the database, set up a new apache config, and voila! It... doesn't run, because I used pear and HTML//Template//IT.
sudo apt-get install pear, and
sudo pear install HTML_Template_IT
Site gives me a 500 still:
[Sun Sep 04 15:33:50 2016] [error] [client 184.108.40.206] PHP Warning: require_once(HTML\\Template\\IT.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/Sites/SiteName/index.php on line 2 [Sun Sep 04 15:33:50 2016] [error] [client 220.127.116.11] PHP Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required 'HTML\\Template\\IT.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/Sites/SiteName/index.php on line 2
it should be able to read it, given my /usr/share/php looks like
total 120 drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 Archive drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 Console drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 data lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jun 25 11:33 doc -> ../doc/php-pear/PEAR drwxrwxrwx 3 root webftp 4096 Sep 4 15:11 HTML drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 OS drwxrwxrwx 11 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 PEAR -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1087 Jun 25 11:16 PEAR5.php -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14507 Jun 25 11:16 pearcmd.php -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33852 Jun 25 11:16 PEAR.php -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1004 Jun 25 11:16 peclcmd.php drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 Structures -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20833 Jun 25 11:16 System.php drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 test drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Sep 4 15:11 XML
(HTML contains Template which contains the following)
total 72 -rwxrwxrwx 1 root webftp 2227 Sep 4 15:11 IT_Error.php -rwxrwxrwx 1 root webftp 36606 Sep 4 15:11 IT.php -rwxrwxrwx 1 root webftp 29555 Sep 4 15:11 ITX.php
But nothing happens. How do I fix this?
@Yamikuronue the require_once has backslashes in it... PHP does normally fix both \ and / to work as \ on Windows but I don't know if it does it the other way around on Linux.
@Arantor This was hosted on linux before, and I haven't touched it in years. Maybe a php version mismatch though?
(It was probably developed on windows, but it did used to run on linux)
the require_once has backslashes in it...
alright now I'm second guessing myself, let me just try...
fuck you, php, what the actual fuck. Maybe I had a newer version on my old server? anyway that worked.
fuck you, php, what the actual fuck.
Welcome to the wonderful world of PHP
@Yamikuronue this is why PEAR is best avoided.
I think this backup was taken just before I migrated to linux.
My database connections have all kinds of funky case folding.
CREATE VIEW Users AS select * from usersFTW.
@Arantor Yeah, I have backups of this site going back to.... 2008? Thereabouts? I'm proud I used a templating engine at all >.>
flabdablet last edited by flabdablet
PHP does normally fix both \ and / to work as \ on Windows
I don't know whether PHP does anything special in this case, but for the record, \ and / have always been interchangeable in pathnames passed to any DOS or Windows API. Even in command lines, / and \ are still equivalent provided the shell can be persuaded not to parse / as a switch prefix.
So if you're building stuff that needs to be portable, and it has relative pathnames embedded in it, just use / for all pathname separators. As a bonus, it makes your pathnames look less retarded in languages that use \ for an escape prefix in string literals.
Jarry last edited by
Why don't you take the oportunity and migrate it to mongodb ? I heard it's webscale
@flabdablet I assumed it was PHP 'fixing' it since the last time I did anything with the Windows API, I never did file manipulation where I ever had the risk of / in it...
LB_ last edited by
@flabdablet Only since Vista AFAIK, I think XP didn't like forward slashes. Maybe.
flabdablet last edited by flabdablet
Only since Vista AFAIK
Nope. It was in DOS, from the first version that implemented hierarchical directories (PC DOS 2.0).
What's this? Another backup drive? From 2 years later?
And what's this? THE SLASHES ARE THE OTHER WAY
fml. Couldn't I have found this before I manually fixed all of them?
ScholRLEA last edited by ScholRLEA
It sounds to me like...
...the whole thing went PEAR shaped.