[dev] how to repair the conf object?

Sebastian Birnbach birnbacs at gmail.com
Mon May 27 10:15:04 UTC 2019

Am Sa., 25. Mai 2019 um 18:37 Uhr schrieb Michael J Rubinsky <
mrubinsk at horde.org>:

> [...]
> And this is the conf.xml of you own application, correct? I.e.
> /horde/dossierstorage/conf/conf.xml?

My application is called abakus, the xml file is
Other applications do not use their name in conf.xml so I don't either

> It sounds to me like there is some error in how you are initializing
> your application within horde and the application's context is leaking
> out to other applications.

> Did you create a registry entry for your
> application?

I did create file horde/config/registry.d/abakus.php with content


$this->applications['abakus'] = array('name' => _("Abakus")


Is there more to it?

> Are you calling Horde_Registry::appInit() at the
> beginning of each of your application's requests?
I do. Here is the api.php file I use for testing:


require_once __DIR__ . '/lib/Application.php';
$page_output->header(array('title' => _("Nag API Test")));

echo "<h3>Testing Nag API</h3>";
echo "<pre>\n";

echo "dossierstorage driver is " .
$GLOBALS['conf']['dossierstorage']['driver'] . "\n";

$nag = new Nag_Api();
$tasks = $nag->listTasks();

echo "</pre>\n";


> Normally, when you load an application, as part of the init process,
> your application is pushed onto the registry stack and it's conf.php
> values are merged with the horde(base) application's conf.php values.
> There should be no other entries in $conf other than the horde/base
> application and the currently scoped application.

I see. In api.php:
* if I do an Horde_Registry::appInit('abakus'); the calling page (api.php)
sees the abakus configuration but nag is unhappy
* if I do an Horde_Registry::appInit('nag'); nag is happy but the calling
page sees no abakus configuration
* if I do both, whichever statement comes fist gets precedence.

So, as you said, only one app is active at a time and an inactive app's
configuration is not accessible.

It surprises me that I need to appInit('nag') to use its API though.
How do I work with my own application then?

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