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Ticket: Error “There was an issue importing. No usable temp directory found.” while trying to import phrases

Status Resolved
Add-on / Version Publisher 3.1.3
EE Version 5.3.0 Build: 28/9/2019

Peter Parker

Mar 16, 2020

Hi, i’m getting the following error when i select a phrases csv file and try to import it with the phrases importer:

” There was an issue importing. No usable temp directory found.”

Please help.



BoldMinded (Brian)

The second part of that error message isn’t from Publisher. It’s coming from EE’s ee()->upload->display_errors() method, so it’s likely something to do with your system’s folder permissions or inability to access /tmp.


BoldMinded (Brian)

Might help, but this is EE’s method to find the tmp path

public function _discover_temp_path()
  $attempt = array();
        $ini_path = ini_get('upload_tmp_dir');

        if ($ini_path)
            $attempt[] = realpath($ini_path);

  $attempt[] = sys_get_temp_dir();
  $attempt[] = @getenv('TMP');
  $attempt[] = @getenv('TMPDIR');
  $attempt[] = @getenv('TEMP');

  $valid_temps = array_filter($attempt); // remove false's

  foreach ($valid_temps as $dir)
   if (is_readable($dir) && is_writable($dir))
    return $dir;

  return FALSE;

Peter Parker

Thank you very much Brian, that hint helped!

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