PLEASE, can someone tell me how may I reach someone that can help me in this problem ?!? I've already asked in the PHP-DEV mailing list, but I've seen no answers at all also there...! IMHO, it can be very useful to use php as a remote administration language!!!
thanks, prakash ----- Original Message ----- From: "Prakash" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Hi, > I'm trying to execute a Webmin script where I can use php as scripting > language... (It will be good to work with a language as php in a remote > administration server, as root! potentially dangerous but good!) > > Now the STRANGE problem: (seems to be some env variables (maybe I'm wrong) > when executing PHP as CGI...) > > When I execute a test.cgi program from Webmin, it's executed as root, as it > was from command line... that's good. The problem is that Webmin execute > well _every_ program I tried , EXCEPT php ! > > It seems that php needs some env variables to work well, and these variables > aren't provided from the Webmin interface, so to solve the problem I've > first to understand WHY php does not work... > > --------------------- > > Maybe I can better explain with 2 samples: > > > file aaa.cgi > > > > #!/bin/bash > > echo "Content-type: text/plain" > > echo > > echo "aaa" > > touch /home/test.txt > > > file bbb.cgi > > > > #!/usr/local/bin/php -q > > <?php > > echo "Content-type: text/plain\n\n"; > > echo "aaa\n"; > > $fd = fopen("/home/test.txt","w"); > > fclose($fd); > > ?> > > Now, the 2 programs are quite the same... (if test.txt does not exist...) > But, the 2 programs behave the same way only if you execute them _from > command line_. > If you execute them from the Webmin interface (very good for remote > administration, that lets execute programs as user root), they behave > differently: > aaa.cgi is the same, displays "aaa" on the remote web-browser, and creates > (well, if text.txt doesn't exist) a local file. > bbb.cgi does nothing, sends no http headers, no aaa, and does not create the > file... > > It seems that PHP needs some env variables, and without them, it suddenly > stops without parsing the file... am I right ?!? > > I've also tried to escape from this problem (until understood and solved) > with a third program: > > > file ccc.cgi > > > > #!/bin/bash > > /usr/bin/at -f /path/bbb.cgi now+1minute > > touch /home/test2.txt > > If I call ccc.cgi from Webmin and then from command line, the 2 executions > are scheduled properly, and look really the same (root user,same > program,...) but the task scheduled from Webmin is not executed > properly... > the php seems to stop with no output. > > Also with a file like this: > > > file ddd.cgi > > > > #!/bin/bash > > /path/bbb.cgi 2>&1 > test3.txt > > show that php really has no output on stdout or stderr (test3.txt is > created, but 0 bytes long when invoked from Webmin!) > > So, the BIG problem is: if Webmin can execute all programs, running them as > root, WHY doesn't work well with php scripts ?!? > I think that the PHP need something, and not having it it suddenly stops... > but what ?!? > > Are there some developer that can help ?!? > > (Writing Webmin modules in perl is not good, if you work mainly with php, > and webmin can be the best remote administration utility...) > > thanks to all, > waiting for some news... > prakash > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]