jcmitch jcmitch - 2 months ago 8x
Linux Question

PHP CURL Enable Linux

I have some php scripts that I've been running on an Apache server on a windows machine. These scripts use curl which isn't enabled by default in php. For windows enabling it was as easy and un-commenting the line with the curl .dll file in the php.ini file. Well since Linux uses .so instead of .dll files that wont work.

Does anyone have any idea how to enable curl on an Apache server running on a Linux machine? Php is already installed so I'm really hoping for a solution that doesn't involve re-installing php. Thanks in advance!

The machine has the openSUSE v11.3 version of linux installed. I'm didn't setup the machine and am interacting with it over command line(putty). Any help would be great.


If anyone else stumbles onto this page from google like I did:

use putty (putty.exe) to sign into your server and install curl using this command :

    sudo apt-get install php5-curl

Make sure curl is enabled in the php.ini file. For me it's in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini, if you can't find it, this line might be in /etc/php5/conf.d/curl.ini. Make sure the line :


is not commented out then restart apache, so type this into putty:

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Info for install from http://askubuntu.com/questions/9293/how-do-i-install-curl-in-php5, to check if it works this stack overflow might help you: Detect if cURL works?