PHP Custom Install with Dbase Extension

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#1

Hi,

I had a request to use PHP with the DBase extension, but Dreamhost won’t do it for me and they advice to install a custom PHP version with the DBase extension.

I have no clue where to start, any help with clear examples or steps to follow will be really appreciated.

Regards.


#2

You should be able to download the dbase extension from:

http://pecl.php.net/package/dbase

Then follow the directions at:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/PHP.ini#Compiling_PHP_5.3_extensions


#3

Andrew thanks for the response.

I did that, but I cannot copy the .so to the folder, permissions restrictions… I’m not hosted in a VPS so I don’t have root access and DreamHost refuses to install it for me.

Any other ideas?

Thanks Andrew.


#4

You can install the extension to any folder in your home directory and specify that directory in the “extension” directive. One easy place to put it is in your ~/.php/5.3 directory, which would be specified in your phprc as:


#5

Andrew,
I don’t clearly understand what you mean by: “in your ~/.php/5.3 directory”

Regards
Alejandro.