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It's CentOS 5. I created /etc/profile.d/java.sh file where I set and export JAVA_HOME. Everything works fine in terminal.

When I'm trying to get this environment variable from PHP under Apache I get the following, after using shell_exec("env"):

TERM=xterm-color
_=/bin/env
PWD=/home/...
LANG=C
SHLVL=3

Not even a sign of JAVA_HOME. Where should I declare it to make visible for apache?

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You can do this by exporting the variables in /etc/sysconfig/httpd and then using the PassEnv directive to make them available to Apache e.g.

In /etc/sysconfig/httpd

export JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java_home

In /etc/httpd/conf.d/envvars.conf (for example)

PassEnv JAVA_HOME

Then restart the httpd service.

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Works perfectly, thanks! – yegor256 Dec 19 '10 at 11:32

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