I set the flag to Off and rebooted the server. When I returned to the gallery admin to check the stats, the safe mode was only off on the master, but on for local.
Where is the local setting? The master was shut off in the php.ini on the server.
report_memleaks On On
report_zend_debug On On safe_mode On Off
safe_mode_exec_dir no value no value
safe_mode_gid Off Off
safe_mode_include_dir no value no value