I'm having a terribly difficult time getting the command "pg_connect()" to work properly on my Mac. I'm currently writing a PHP script (to be executed from console) to read a PostgreSQL database and email a report.
I've gone into my
PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/php_pgsql.so' - dlopen(/usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/php_pgsql.so, 9): image not found in Unknown on line 0
PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function pg_connect() in... (blah file here)
The PHP version that comes bundled with OS X doesn't include PostgreSQL. You'll have to compile the extension yourself. Here are some instructions:
curl -O http://us.php.net/distributions/php-5.3.3.tar.gz. (This example downloads PHP 5.3.3 but this must match your version)
tar -xzvf php-5.3.3.tar.gz
sudo make install.
php.inifile by adding
extension=pgsql.so. (You may already have done this)
Update for OS X Mountain Lion
Apple has removed
autoconf from the newer versions of XCode so the procedure above will fail at #5. To solve that problem:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(/usr/bin/curl -fksSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/master/Library/Contributions/install_homebrew.rb)".
sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local/Cellar.
brew install autoconf.
That should install
autoconf and allow you to install the module using the instructions above.