[horde] Re: Error: "Required 'phptype' not specified in authentication configuration"

Marcus I. Ryan marcus at horde.org
Thu Dec 4 06:31:12 PST 2003

The response is because we've repeatedly pointed out your error and you refuse
to listen.  You've been told in the channel, and the post you were referred
to said explicitly:

    You need to set it for $conf['auth']['params']['phptype'] in addition
    to $conf['prefs']['params']['phptype'].

I don't know how much clearer we could be and you've been told this repeatedly
in the IRC channel as well.  You have an array you posted, a series of
statements starting with $conf['prefs']['params'].  You've been told in the
version of horde you want to run, that stanza must be REPEATED for
$conf['auth']['params'] (of course, changing the table to your horde auth

You're refusing to listen, despite repeated explanations.  You can be rude and
nasty, trying to make us sound like equally rude and incompetent morons all
you want, but it won't fix your problems, and certainly doesn't inspire
others to try and help you.  Remember, we're all volunteers doing this for
free out of the goodness and/or geekness of our hearts.

Marcus I. Ryan, marcus at horde.org
 "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it
 flips over, pinning you underneath.  At night, the ice weasels come."
                 -- Matt Groening

Quoting Devios McShady <devios at comcast.net>:

> So here is the less than stellar assistance I am receiving in the IRC
> channel, since a distinguished member has apparently told me exactly what
> to do and I am clueless:
> I tell the channel that I've posted my problem here as recommended:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.horde.user/6027
> I get a reply that I've already been told that I should learn how to use
> google and this is a link to exactly what I need to do to fix my problem:
> http://lists.horde.org/archives/chora/Week-of-Mon-20030120/003523.html
> Based on what I posted from my horde.php file, this didn't make sense to me
> and I thought I had already done what the referenced page told me to do.  I
> said this to the channel.
> I got this reply: Devi0s: yes. you set your auth parameters to an empty
> array. You have *NO* configuration data for auth. I don't know why you
> expect it to work, and I don't know what else to tell you.  (he's obviously
> a friendly guy)
> So I figure that maybe I need to modify
> /var/www/zerocalm.com/htdocs/horde/lib/Auth/sql.php and add
> $conf['prefs']['params']['phptype'] = 'mysql'; and
> $conf['prefs']['params']['phptype'] = 'mysql'; somehow.  Trouble is that
> the file's embedded help does not say how or where to enter this kind of
> data - It only says that it is required.
> Should anyone be able to translate the advice of my warm and happy helper
> so that my install will work, please help.  I am close to giving up.
> > Just after login, I get the following error:
> >
> > A fatal error has occurred:
> > Required 'phptype' not specified in authentication configuration.
> > [line 97 of /var/www/zerocalm.com/htdocs/horde/lib/Auth/sql.php]
> > Details have been logged for the administrator.
> >
> > The last piece of help given to me in the IRC channel was that i should
> post the  $conf['auth'] section of your conf.php to the mailing lists but i
> dunno where conf.php is and find doesn't produce it.  I am guessing they
> meant horde.php.
> >
> > So here it goes:
> >
> >  **
> >  ** Horde Authentication
> >  **/
> >  $conf['auth']['driver'] = 'sql';
> >  $conf['auth']['params'] = array();
> >  instructions.
> >  Additional Relevant Lines:
> >  $conf['prefs']['driver'] = 'sql';
> >  $conf['prefs']['params'] = array();
> >  $conf['prefs']['params']['phptype'] = 'mysql';
> >  $conf['prefs']['params']['hostspec'] = 'localhost';
> >  $conf['prefs']['params']['username'] = 'horde';
> >  $conf['prefs']['params']['password'] = 'mypass';
> >  $conf['prefs']['params']['database'] = 'horde';
> >  $conf['prefs']['params']['table'] = 'horde_prefs';
> >  $conf['sessionhandler']['params'] = array();
> >  $conf['sessionhandler']['params']['phptype'] = 'mysql';
> >  $conf['sessionhandler']['params']['hostspec'] = 'localhost';
> >  $conf['sessionhandler']['params']['username'] = 'horde';
> >  $conf['sessionhandler']['params']['password'] = 'mypass';
> >  $conf['sessionhandler']['params']['database'] = 'horde';
> >
> > Any help that you can provide is appreciated.
> >
> > - Devi0s
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