[NBLUG/talk] Gallery 1.4 installation trouble (php? apache? permissions?)

Mark Street mark at oswizards.com
Sat Jun 12 19:16:19 PDT 2004

I just upgraded my gallery installation to the latest patch level without a 

It looks like the error describes a session.php in 
the /misc/drupal-4.4.1/gallery directory.

I would go back and re-configure gallery to NOT use any of the CMS tools 
initially.  Get gallery working then work on adding the functionality to the 

Put the installation in configuration mode
sh configure.sh

Visit http://localhost/gallery/setup/
Turn off embedded CMS functionality, save configuration.

Secure the installation again.
sh secure.sh

then visit your gallery installation.

Remember to make sure the .htaccess file is set in the gallery directory as it 
contains several important php and apache variables and directives.

On Saturday 12 June 2004 07:58, Dave Sisley wrote:
> I have some more info:
> I managed to turn on 'display_errors' in php, and now I get the
> following in my browser when I call up the gallery page:
> Fatal error: session_start(): Failed to initialize storage module: user
> (path: /var/lib/php/session) in /misc/drupal-4.4.1/gallery/session.php on
> line 60
> Thinking this is a permissions problem, here's the 'ls -l' for
> /var/lib/php:
> drwx------  2 apache apache 4096 May 19 08:13 session
> Note also that other .php files will in fact display, while this page will
> not (it's called albums.php).  The line in session.php simply calls
> the session_start function.
> Thanks for any help.
> -dave.

Mark Street, RHCE
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