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That's what I thought, but when I locate php.ini after the configure, make and make install, there is only one php.ini and the timestamp on it (as well as the contents) are unchanged from prior to make install.
well from my knowledge and installation experience, if there is a existing php.ini. it won't be written over so that you keep your existing settings and configurations; and dont have to change them again. that goes for most configuration files.
Originally posted by jkpalmer52 That's what I thought, but when I locate php.ini after the configure, make and make install, there is only one php.ini and the timestamp on it (as well as the contents) are unchanged from prior to make install.
Did you run updatedb after the install?
Otherwise a second version WON'T show up.
Originally posted by jkpalmer52
Reminder - I'm a newbie.
updatedb - Isn't that for updating the RPM database?
No - updatedb keeps the database of
files that locate utilizes up to date.
Nothing in any of the references that I have at my disposal indicate needing to run updatedb (and I've looked at only a few). I am not installing from RPMs.
It wouldn't ... but then, it doesn't know
that you rely on locate to find things,
Let's go back to my previous question -
Isn't it the responsibility of the configure, make, and make install process to collect the information and produce the php.ini based upon the configure parameters?
Again: no. It doesn't examine pre-installed versions
usually, and if you don't specify anything different
to ./configure it will use the defaults (which, as I
stated above most likely differ from what RH had
You're the maintainer of the system, and you're
in charge of keeping the box in tune, and files in
So what you are saying is that the flexibility of Linux would make it extremely difficult for a newbie (me) to properly configure the installation of new versions of Apache, PHP and IBM's DB2 UDB and get them to work without some documentation and proper configuration settings from each of the aforementioned software tools on how their software would be configured to work with the other two?
I don't think I'll ever get a prototype the three software tools to work together!!