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  • [Forum] Upload failed due to failure writing temporary file.

    I tried adding an avatar via URL but it gave me an error code on the top of my site:

    PHP Code:
    Warningfopen() [function.fopen]:  open_basedir restriction in effectFile(/tmp/vbupload18653is not  within the allowed path(s):  (/var/.../.../.../pro-esports.com/:/var/apacheupload/) in [path]/includes/class_upload.php  on line 281 
    vBulletin Message

    Upload failed due to failure writing temporary file.
    Can someone please help me to fix this issue? I don't have that much PHP knowledge so explain things the easy way please.

    I use vB 4.0.3.

  • #2
    Had the same issue. Here's my thread and the fix...

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...g-from-website
    I drank WHAT?! - Socrates

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    • #3
      1 of the steps to fix this is to enable phpinfo but when I do this and then go to Maintenance > View PHP Info it gives me this error:

      Warning: phpinfo() has been disabled for security reasons in [path]/admincp/index.php on line 1125
      Line 1125:
      <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php echo $versionhost; ?>/version.js?v=<?php echo SIMPLE_VERSION; ?>&amp;id=VBF817202F"></script>
      And what exactly should I tell my host to modify in the php.ini file?
      Last edited by Pro-eSports.com; Wed 14 Apr '10, 4:36pm.

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      • #4
        upload_tmp_dir is the value that needs to be set. The directory should also have permissions of 0777.
        I drank WHAT?! - Socrates

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        • #5
          I described my host the problem and told them to activate upload_tmp_dir in the php.ini.
          It works now.

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          • #6
            I fixed it via vbulletin without having to contact my host, although I'm not sure if it's the most secure fix. Here is my thread

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