PHP extensions - Ming

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I’ve managed to compile my own version of PHP5, but am having trouble installing Ming as I’m unix-illiterate (unixilliterate?).
I can follow instructions, but can’t make sense of how to install ming. I have it downloaded and followed the instructions here http://www.libming.net/moin.cgi/Ming_Installation and the language bindings here http://www.libming.net/moin.cgi/Installing_Language_Bindings

The default set up assumes you have root control of the server.
I’m completely confused about what should go in what folder , setting prefix= stuff, DESTDIR= details.

I have managed to make php_ming.so which is what i believe I need to end up with, but it doesn’t load even though I’ve set the extension_dir to where the ming folder is and loaded it using my custon php.ini.

I need some simple instructions that assume NO unix knowledge.

Thanks in advance