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The question is as follows:

How can I get the server path to the web directory in Symfony2 from inside the controller (or from anywhere else for that reason)

What I've already found (also, by searching here):

This is advised in the cookbook article on Doctrine file handling

$path = __DIR__ . '/../../../../web';

Found by searching around, only usable from inside the controller (or service with kernel injected):

$path = $this->get('kernel')->getRootDir() . '/../web';

So, is there absolutely no way to get at least that 'web' part of the path? What if I, for example, decided to rename it or move or something?

Everything was easy in the first symfony, when I could get like everything I needed from anywhere in the code by calling the static sfConfig::get() method..



There's actually no direct way to get path to webdir in Symfony2 as the framework is completely independent of the webdir.

You can use getRootDir() on instance of kernel class, just as you write. If you consider renaming /web dir in future, you should make it configurable. For example AsseticBundle has such an option in its DI configuration (see here and here).

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

You need to put any strings starting with @ in quotes:

    ["@security.context", "@fos_user.user_manager"]

Reserved characters, like @, should be quoted. Unquoted @s were deprecated in Symfony 2.8. Symfony 3.0 will forbid you to use such definitions and will throw an exception.

If you don't have control over the bundle that registered the problematic configuration, send a pull request with a fix to the vendor. As a quick fix you can downgrade Symfony. 2.7 will work, as well as 2.8 (the later will only emit a deprecation notice).

Sunday, December 25, 2022

What you can do is the following;

Add a file called ROOT.xml in <catalina_home>/conf/Catalina/localhost/

This ROOT.xml will override the default settings for the root context of the tomcat installation for that engine and host (Catalina and localhost).

Enter the following to the ROOT.xml file;


Here, <yourApp> is the name of, well, your app.. :)

And there you go, your application is now the default application and will show up on http://localhost:8080

However, there is one side effect; your application will be loaded twice. Once for localhost:8080 and once for localhost:8080/yourApp. To fix this you can put your application OUTSIDE <catalina_home>/webapps and use a relative or absolute path in the ROOT.xml's docBase tag. Something like this;


And then it should be all OK!

Monday, August 8, 2022

I ran into the same issue and found the following solution in the documentation:

To run your functional tests, the WebTestCase class bootstraps the kernel of your application. In most cases, this happens automatically. However, if your kernel is in a non-standard directory, you'll need to modify your phpunit.xml.dist file to set the KERNEL_DIR environment variable to the directory of your kernel:

    <!-- ... -->
        <server name="KERNEL_DIR" value="/path/to/your/app/" />
    <!-- ... -->

So check your phpunit.xml.dist configuration file and try to add the absolute path to your app-directory.

Hope it helps.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

no way except debug_backtrace

function whatever() {
    $t = debug_backtrace();
    echo "called from {$t[0]['file']}";
Saturday, September 24, 2022
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