Nice thanks for that tip.
Well I think I know whats wrong, but not knowledgeable enough with the shell to know how to do what I need to.
Xdebug requires Zend Engine API version 220060519.
The Zend Engine API version 220090626 which is installed, is newer.
Contact Derick Rethans at http://xdebug.org/docs/faq#api for a later version of Xdebug.
The above is what I get from that command.
What I see happening is that the phpize that is set as default is for 5.2.
I deleted the xdebug.so file and the install directory and proceded to try to re-run that process, but using the path the phpize in /usr/local/php53/bin/phpize
But i get the same error message.
Do you know if the ./configure or the make statements need to be run with a specific path in mind as well?