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    Exclamation Session Error (session is active) with fresh install?


    I just attempted a fresh install of OR 3.1.2 (starting over here after 3+ years of successful OR use). The install seemed to go fine until the first configuration page (admin/index.php?action=configure), where it gave me the following slew of errors (posted at bottom). This is a completely clean install with new database, so I wasn't expecting any troubles! I have another instance of OR (version 2.5.2) running on the same server (different domain), of which I'm not experiencing any troubles. I receive the same errors on multiple browsers, even after clearing cache/restarting. Am I missing something obvious? I found only two other posts in the forums referencing this issue, but neither seemed to lead to a fix. I really appreciate any help you can provide!

    Warning: session_module_name() [function.session-module-name]: A session is active. You cannot change the session module's ini settings at this time in /home/sterling/public_html/include/class/adodb/session/adodb-session.php on line 202

    Notice: Use of undefined constant OPENREALTY_PRODUCTNAME - assumed 'OPENREALTY_PRODUCTNAME' in /home/sterling/public_html/include/ on line 1659

    Notice: Use of undefined constant OPENREALTY_PRODUCTNAME - assumed 'OPENREALTY_PRODUCTNAME' in /home/sterling/public_html/include/ on line 1659

    Notice: Undefined index: userID in /home/sterling/public_html/include/ on line 3668


    Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0

    In case it helps, here is an excerpt from my php.ini file
    ; Handler used to store/retrieve data.
    session.save_handler = files

    ; Argument passed to save_handler. In the case of files, this is the path
    ; where data files are stored. Note: Windows users have to change this
    ; variable in order to use PHP's session functions.
    ; As of PHP 4.0.1, you can define the path as:
    ; session.save_path = "N;/path"
    ; where N is an integer. Instead of storing all the session files in
    ; /path, what this will do is use subdirectories N-levels deep, and
    ; store the session data in those directories. This is useful if you
    ; or your OS have problems with lots of files in one directory, and is
    ; a more efficient layout for servers that handle lots of sessions.
    ; NOTE 1: PHP will not create this directory structure automatically.
    ; You can use the script in the ext/session dir for that purpose.
    ; NOTE 2: See the section on garbage collection below if you choose to
    ; use subdirectories for session storage
    ; The file storage module creates files using mode 600 by default.
    ; You can change that by using
    ; session.save_path = "N;MODE;/path"
    ; where MODE is the octal representation of the mode. Note that this
    ; does not overwrite the process's umask.
    session.save_path = "/tmp"

    ; Whether to use cookies.
    session.use_cookies = 1

    ; This option enables administrators to make their users invulnerable to
    ; attacks which involve passing session ids in URLs; defaults to 0.
    ; session.use_only_cookies = 1

    ; Name of the session (used as cookie name). = PHPSESSID

    ; Initialize session on request startup.
    session.auto_start = 0

    ; Lifetime in seconds of cookie or, if 0, until browser is restarted.
    session.cookie_lifetime = 0

    ; The path for which the cookie is valid.
    session.cookie_path = /

    ; The domain for which the cookie is valid.
    session.cookie_domain =

    ; Whether or not to add the httpOnly flag to the cookie, which makes it inaccessible to browser scripting languages such as JavaScript.
    session.cookie_httponly =

    ; Handler used to serialize data. php is the standard serializer of PHP.
    session.serialize_handler = php

    ; Define the probability that the 'garbage collection' process is started
    ; on every session initialization.
    ; The probability is calculated by using gc_probability/gc_divisor,
    ; e.g. 1/100 means there is a 1% chance that the GC process starts
    ; on each request.

    session.gc_probability = 1
    session.gc_divisor = 100

    ; After this number of seconds, stored data will be seen as 'garbage' and
    ; cleaned up by the garbage collection process.
    session.gc_maxlifetime = 1440

    ; NOTE: If you are using the subdirectory option for storing session files
    ; (see session.save_path above), then garbage collection does *not*
    ; happen automatically. You will need to do your own garbage
    ; collection through a shell script, cron entry, or some other method.
    ; For example, the following script would is the equivalent of
    ; setting session.gc_maxlifetime to 1440 (1440 seconds = 24 minutes):
    ; cd /path/to/sessions; find -cmin +24 | xargs rm

    ; PHP 4.2 and less have an undocumented feature/bug that allows you to
    ; to initialize a session variable in the global scope, albeit register_globals
    ; is disabled. PHP 4.3 and later will warn you, if this feature is used.
    ; You can disable the feature and the warning separately. At this time,
    ; the warning is only displayed, if bug_compat_42 is enabled.

    session.bug_compat_42 = 1
    session.bug_compat_warn = 1

    ; Check HTTP Referer to invalidate externally stored URLs containing ids.
    ; HTTP_REFERER has to contain this substring for the session to be
    ; considered as valid.
    session.referer_check =

    ; How many bytes to read from the file.
    session.entropy_length = 0

    ; Specified here to create the session id.
    session.entropy_file =

    ;session.entropy_length = 16

    ;session.entropy_file = /dev/urandom

    ; Set to {nocache,private,public,} to determine HTTP caching aspects
    ; or leave this empty to avoid sending anti-caching headers.
    session.cache_limiter = nocache

    ; Document expires after n minutes.
    session.cache_expire = 180

    ; trans sid support is disabled by default.
    ; Use of trans sid may risk your users security.
    ; Use this option with caution.
    ; - User may send URL contains active session ID
    ; to other person via. email/irc/etc.
    ; - URL that contains active session ID may be stored
    ; in publically accessible computer.
    ; - User may access your site with the same session ID
    ; always using URL stored in browser's history or bookmarks.
    session.use_trans_sid = 0

    ; Select a hash function
    ; 0: MD5 (128 bits)
    ; 1: SHA-1 (160 bits)
    session.hash_function = 0
    Last edited by psterling; 05-07-2011 at 10:39 AM. Reason: added more info

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