My web host is stumped so this board is my Obi Wan Kenobi.
Long story short, a new linux dedicated server of ours hosts php 5.3.4 by default. With that said, we realized (for now) we are better off with php 4 due to old scripts on the server that need tweaking in the future. So, when the host installed php4 with Easy Apache, I added a line to my .htaccess
to load php4 but I get path errors which cannot find our Pear library files. With php 5 this is NOT an issue.
The .htaccess file I have offers include paths, such as:
php_value include_path /home//public_html/lib:/home//public_html/lib/pear:/home//public_html/lib/pear/DB:/home//public_html/lib/Smarty/:/home/****/public_html/:/usr/php4/lib/php:/usr/local/php4/lib/php:/usr/lib/php
Works great when php 5 is loaded. When I add this line and load php 4 via .htaccess, all include files for our pear library are not found:
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php4 .php
WE get this error:
Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘DB/common.php’ (include_path=‘.:/usr/php4/lib/php:/usr/local/php4/lib/php’) in /home/wwwufomu/public_html/lib/pear/DB/mysql.php on line [B]32
How is it possible that the same code, same .htaccess works great with php 5 but not php 4? Does the php 4 php.ini maybe have paths that cause errors? The host is stumped and so am I.
PS. [/B]Each file that includes a pear file uses:
Works great in php 5 using the php include paths in .htaccess. Php 4 blows up even though .htaccess is identical.
PPS. My web host said the php 4 path is:
/usr/bin/php5 but the error shows:
Should I just edit the php.ini include paths for both 4/5 myself and resolve this? Would that do the trick? Meaning, point those paths also to the smarty template files.