Opendir(/var/temp): failed to open dir: Not a directory



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Steps to reproduce
1.I'm seeing in my logs that i'm getting the error: "Error PHP opendir(/var/temp): failed to open dir: Not a directory at /var/www/owncloud/lib/private/tempmanager.php#187"
2.Don't know where the error is coming from.

Expected behaviour
Tell us what should happen
NO error? :slight_smile:

Actual behaviour
Tell us what happens instead: Don't know what the impact is, although my Music app is hanging, when i open it it freezes mostly after a few secs.

Server configuration
Operating system: Ubuntu server 16.04
Web server: apache2
Database: mysql
PHP version:7.0
ownCloud version (see ownCloud admin page):9.0.2
Updated from an older ownCloud or fresh install: updated
ownCloud log (data/owncloud.log, see Password = "logfile"

Special configuration (external storage, external authentication, reverse proxy, server-side-encryption): no external storage, no external authentication, no reverse proxy.

Integrity status for oC9+

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@memorex Hi, maybe this comment of this issue can help you:

or the solution provided in this other issue:

Cheers, davitol



its most likely that the following PHP directive:

is configured to a wrong (the /var/temp) directory which doesn't exist or which is a file as the message:

opendir(/var/temp): failed to open dir: Not a directory

is telling you.


Thank you for the reply!

I created a directory and chowned it to the user who is running PHP, also i checked the permissions so that it's writable by the user and modified the directive "upload_tmp_dir" in my php.ini config file.

I uploaded a file to owncloud via http and don't see the error.

Case closed? Or should i test it in another way?

Kind regards, Jonathan.