[nycphp-talk] installing PHP extensions

Chris Snyder chris at
Fri Mar 14 13:46:07 EST 2003

Try this: create a script called test.php and call it from your web browser:


 From that you can get all the options that php is currently compiled 
with, to which you may add --enable-xslt, etc.

Not that you shouldn't read up on the other options-- you might find 
that you are currently using some unnecessary ones.


Matthew Zimmerman wrote:

>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.

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