After having read the forum threads on this topic I'm not really crazy about even starting this thread, but I'm stuck.
Register_globals is on at my host by default, so I created a php.ini and put it in the cgi-bin directory as instructed by my web host. I also created a phpinfo file, http://jwaak.com/phpinfo.php, to verify that register_globals was indeed set to off. According to that file, the local version is.
I then took the advice from another thread and did an echo in the setup, and it returned: $register_globals string(3) "off"
This would also tell me that register_globals is off.
Yet, I still have a setup error stating:
PHP Register globals presents a security risk to any PHP application. See Using Register Globals. Zenphoto refuses to operate under these conditions. Change your PHP.ini settings to register_globals = off.