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Adding PHP to Apache on Linux - page 12

Supercharging Your Web Pages

  • December 23, 1999
  • By Ken Coar

The apache-devel RPM included in the original Red Hat 6.1 distribution contains a broken version of the apxs script, which will prevent you from using it with PHP (or any other module). It's possible that a later redistribution of 6.1 (such as CDs made and passed around by a Linux user group) may have this problem fixed�but just in case, check /usr/sbin/apxs. If somewhere near line 81 you see

    my $CFG_LIBEXECDIR    = 'modules';

then change 'modules' to '/usr/lib/apache'. Next, look for lines that look like this:

    my $CFG_LD_SHLIB      = 'gcc';
    my $CFG_LDFLAGS_SHLIB = q(-shared);

If the lines in your /usr/sbin/apxs script look something like this, and the $CFG_LIBEXECDIR line has been corrected, you should be in good shape to build PHP. You can find more details in the ./php/php3/INSTALL.REDHAT file included in the PHP distribution.

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