Incorrect error message when enabling resources.session.save_path

Hold on Cowboy

This blog post is pretty old. Be careful with the information you find in here. It's likely dead, dying, or wildly inaccurate.

To customize the session location I added the following to my application.ini file.

resources.session.save_path = APPLICATION_PATH "/../var/session" resources.session.remember_me_seconds = 604800 ;; One week resources.session.gc_maxlifetime = 604800

After refreshing I encountered this error.

Zend_Session_Exception: session has already been started by or session_start() in /usr/local/zend/share/ZendFramework/library/Zend/Session.php on line 462

This was a little misleading as I looking through my app to see if the session.auto_start or if I had called session_start() in the index.php or bootstrap.php…. nothing.

Then just out of ‘duh’, I decided to see if the directory existed. Nope.


The error was completely misleading. The directory didn’t exist. Created it and all was well.

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts.