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Old 09-30-2004, 04:13 AM   #1
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PHP compilation


One of the biggest problem of growing of Linux is the word "compilation".
A "Normal" Windows user ( as I'm ) is almost losing consciousness when seeing this word.
But a practical question. I have a running Apache-PHP.

And now I read:

"To enable InterBase support configure PHP --with-interbase[=DIR], where DIR is the InterBase base install directory, which defaults to /usr/interbase."

Friends, what do I have to do???
Do I have to configure everything from the beginning or there is a way to ADD some option to already configured PHP?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 05:32 AM   #2
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You can either build PHP from scratch, with the options you want. It is really not that hard and the installation documentation is clear and descriptive. Or you could try to hunt down a copy of PHP that has been compiled with Interbase support.


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Old 09-30-2004, 05:37 AM   #3
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I have a running "production" server.

On windows machine I should copy one file, uncomment one string in php.ini file and restart Apache.
Why it is so complicated on Linux?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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If you do have a production server you should first try out *any* changes on a non-production (test) server so you know how it affects everything else.

If you had PHP built with all possible modules enabled, the same would be true as it is in Windows - uncomment the entry in the configuration file and restart the webserver. Both ways of doing it - the Windows way and the Linux way - have their pros and cons.


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