However, on a different, FreeBSD platform, this is not the case. A linked
file can call an include and have the desired file be called instead of the
source one. That's where I'm getting confused.

- Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: olinux [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Soft-Linking and includes

You must use absolute paths in includes. essentially
the include will reference itself as the starting
point, rather than the script you are calling it from.


--- Jonathan Hilgeman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I'm on a red hat system, and I've soft-linked two
> directories:
> /www/dir1/subdir
> /www/dir2/subdir --> /www/dir1/subdir
> Now, inside subdir is a file that tries to
> include("../info.php"); which
> prints out some information about the file paths and
> my database stuff. So
> there's:
> /www/dir1/info.php
> /www/dir1/subdir/includer.php
> /www/dir2/info.php
> /www/dir2/subdir --> /www/dir1/subdir
> Now, when I run /www/dir2/subdir/includer.php, it
> SHOULD include the file
> "../info.php" which translates into
> /www/dir2/info.php. However, the
> symbolic linking seems to have messed it up, and
> instead of running dir2's
> info.php, it seems to think it is in dir1, and
> instead includes dir1's
> info.php file. 
> Has anyone run into this and/or know a fix for it?
> Thanks!
> - Jonathan
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