I’m running Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to run the lime command from a PHP script using the shell_exec function. The command is to build a swf:
/usr/bin/lime build project.xml flash
The command works if I run it in a terminal, everything is properly set up on my system. But when I run it from my PHP script, I get this output:
This is the first time you are runing haxelib. Please run `haxelib setup` first
I guess this is because the haxelib path is not set up for the user www-data who executes the PHP script so I tried to add these environment variables in my /etc/profile file:
But unfortunately, this still does not work, I got the same error output. Can someone help me on that?
It looks like haxelib is searching for the following:
Perhaps you could set the “HOME” environment variable to trick it into working. This is likely occurring because the PHP script is being executed as a different user, another option would be to copy .haxelib from your user directory to the user directory of what PHP uses (if it exists). Long-term, though, this would be a great thing to be fixed in haxelib
Thanks for your reply.
You are right. Setting the HOME env variable makes it work:
$output = shell_exec('/usr/bin/lime build Path/To/project.xml flash');
According to the PHP doc, the env variables set by putenv are restored to their initial state when the script is done. So I guess there is nothing else to worry about except if an other process makes use of the $HOME var at the same moment.
It’s not clean but that should do the work for me.
A better way to do that in my opinion is to copy the .haxelib file to the /var/www directory the PHP script uses as home directory as you also suggested. This works as well and no need to change anything in the environment variables!
haha, awesome, glad this is working!