Thanks for your answer. I am quite sure that I do have the needed permission to effect the change. As you can tell from my test script, I was able to set timeout to 0 (zero), and I could also set logfile to "/tmp/tmp". I just could not set timeout to any values other than 0 or the default value of 10.

I was testing on a local machine.



Ashley Sheridan wrote:
On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 18:08 -0500, Clement Yui-Wah Lee wrote:

Apparently I can't set the value for expect.timeout to any values other than 0 (the default is 10). Can someone try the following script and see if you see the same problem as me? My php is 5.1.6, php-expect is 0.2.4, the platform is a Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.3

Test method:

1. Drop the following script onto your php server machine (use a different ini_set() line in each successive test).

2. Use a browser to execute the script and see what phpinfo() would return the value for expect.timeout (and expect.logfile)

     // ini_set("expect.timeout", "0"); // This worked
     // ini_set("expect.timeout", 0); // This worked
     // ini_set("expect.timeout", 1); // No effect
     // ini_set("expect.timeout", 5); // No effect
     // ini_set("expect.timeout", "5"); // No effect
     ini_set("expect.timeout", "50"); // No effect

     ini_set("expect.logfile", "/tmp/tmp"); // This worked




Do you have permissions to change this ini setting? Some hosting
companies disallow certain variables to be set through ini_set and only
allow them to be done via .htaccess, and some go even further by
disallowing certain ones to be changed at all. Have you tried it on a
different hosting (i.e. on your local machine) ?


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