software development


I have a php program from a company and when I run it I get and error that says I need bcmath enabled. I was told to have the admin change the php.ini file to add --enable-bcmath. I do not know how to get to this file, I think it is located in /ect/php/cgi/php.ini, but I don’t know if I am able to edit this, or do I have to wait for DH admin to do it for me.

Any info would be helpful.


You’ve received incorrect advice. You would be wanting to recompile php with --enable-bcmath added to the list when running ./configure. If it’s not compiled in there’s no way to control it with parameters in php.ini.



Thanks Gold,

I did get a hold of DreamHost, and they said they could change this in the .ini , but they would not because I share the server with 40 others, and they do not change settings like this. I will look into recompiling this, but I doubt if this is an option for me.

The main reason for this is link management. Listing my links and allowing others to enter in links and approve them later…

Thanks Again,