Ubunfu Ubunfu - 7 months ago 31
PHP Question

Installing PHP Zip Extension

I'm attempting to install the PHP Zip extension.

My server does not have external internet access, so I downloaded it myself from PECL: http://pecl.php.net/package/zip. I chose 1.10.2, the latest "stable" release, and transferred it to my server.

I ran:

pear install zip-1.10.2.tgz


and added

extension=zip.so


to php.ini as instructed. I can see that zip.so was created and placed in the right extension_dir folder as well. I restarted apache and then checked to see if it was loaded by running:

php -m


Despite all of this, "zip" is still not in that list.

Am I missing a step or doing something wrong? I thought this should be really simple, and I'm starting to feel pretty dumb, haha.

Other probably important stuff:

CentOS
Apache 2.2.3
PHP 5.2.16

Answer

You may have several php.ini files, one for CLI and one for apache. Run php --ini to see where the CLI ini location is.