Let me briefly preface by saying I have limited background in server side web administration, so please forgive me if my terminology is inaccurate, or my question is poorly formed. I am attempting to add APC for my current PHP 5.3 installation, and could use some further guidance.
I have carefully read http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Pecl_APC and http://wiki.dreamhost.com/PHP.ini, which seem to clearly explain the process necessary for installing APC…however… when running apcinstall.sh the script errors out on line 196 when attempting to run phpize:
My first thought is that this is searching for files which would only be present if I had a full custom PHP install in my home directory. Advice I had seen on the PHP.ini page, as well as in some other threads on this forum seemed to indicate that for PHP5.3, this is no longer necessary even to install the APC extension.
If someone who possesses more technical expertise could help me diagnose this problem so I can get APC up and running I would be extremely grateful.
Please let me know if there is any further info I can provide to help troubleshoot this situation.
PS. As a further note, the following two blogs suggest an alternative approach which looks appropriate for using the stock DreamHost PHP5.3 install and simply adding the extension in phprc…sounds promising, but I’m not well informed enough to know if this is a good approach.