Dear RedHat, as far as I can tell this is where I'm supposed to send
this information. On the new PHP RPM, php-4.0.4pl1-3.i386.rpm the
file upload support appears to be broken. However, furthur
investigation reveals that uploads seem to be processed differently in
PHP 4.0.4 (at least with this RPM). No longer does the data from the
uploaded file come in as a string. This breaks the upload support
that worked with previous RPMs.
The new implementation of PHP puts all data for an uploaded file in
as a file only (in RH 7.0 as a file in /tmp), this file is then destroyed
when the PHP script terminates. While this seems to be a wise
memory managment decision, it is something that isn't clearly
documented anywhere, including the PHP site. In fact, the example
of files uploads on the PHP site does not work with the new RPM.
If you guys would like to see the code I had to write to get file uploads
to work with your new RPM, please give me an e-mail address to
send code to, or if it's more convienient I'll post it to our company
If I sent this information to the wrong place, I apologize. If I, or we
(Digital Indigo) can assist you anyway, please feel free to contact me.
RedHat has offered excellent distributions and support to us, and
we'd be more than glad to help you out if at all possible.
Created attachment 8368 [details]
Code to receive a file from a form with file upload (and put into MySQL)
We're getting a number of reports about both 3.0.18 and 4.0.4pl1.
Upon upgrading to RedHat 7.2 it appeared as though posting files to a
PHP script was broken. This was not the case, however. All scripts which
appeared to have broken scripts had one thing in common... They did not
have the following text in the form tag: enctype="multipart/form-data"
To fix any post bugs where files are not acceppted by the PHP script your
form tag should look something like this: <form