[nycphp-talk] installing PHP extensions

Matthew Zimmerman mz34 at
Fri Mar 14 13:29:34 EST 2003

Thanks Chris,

I figured that was the case. And iIshould learn this anyway. I can just 
mess around with it on a development box and not worry about breaking 

So if the install instructions for the XSLT extensions say:

On UNIX, run configure with the --enable-xslt --with-xslt-sablot options

I don't want to choose ONLY those options, right? I should read up in 
the manual and make sure I choose all the appropriate options for other 
extensions like MySQL etc., yes? I am guessing when I reconfigure I am 
starting from scratch and not just "adding" an extension.


On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 12:41  PM, Chris Snyder wrote:

> Matthew Zimmerman wrote:
>> I guess I just want to know what is the easiest way to install an
>> extension without messing up the PHP installation I have already.
> AFAIK, you need to recompile. One way to find out what options your
> current php was compiled with is to check the output of a phpinfo() 
> call
> -- it includes the Configure Command that was used for the last 
> compile.
> If you have been using RPMs, this might seem like a big step as you'll
> need to recompile Apache from source as well. The learning curve is 
> well
> worth it, however.
>     chris.
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