I am working on a dedicated server (ultralingua.com/ultralingua.dreamhost.com), trying to do some XML parsing in PHP. Unfortunately, the XML library does not appear to be available. For example, function_exists('xml_parser_create') returns false.
When I look at the phpinfo() output, I see "Configure Command" equals:
'./configure' '--prefix=/usr/local/php5' '--enable-fastcgi' '--with-mysql=/usr' '--enable-calendar' '--enable-force-cgi-redirect' '--with-config-file-path=/etc/php5/cgi' '--enable-trans-sid' '--with-gd' '--with-ttf=/usr' '--with-freetype-dir=/usr' '--with-exif' '--with-jpeg-dir=/usr' '--with-png-dir=/usr' '--with-zlib-dir=/usr' '--enable-ftp' '--with-curl=/usr' '--with-mcrypt=/usr/local' '--disable-libxml' '--with-gettext'
That "--disable-libxml" seems like a problem.
So, I contacted DreamHost support, and they set me up with sudo access. On the advice of the support people, I tried the following.
- Created the file /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini.local, with
Added a soft link from /etc/php5/cgi/libxml.so to /usr/lib/libxml.so.
Waited three hours until the php.ini reconfigured. Now it contains my extra two lines.
Unfortunately, the XML module remains unavailable to me. Not surprisingly, the "Configure Command" still has "--disable-libxml" in it.
I have moderate experience in programming PHP, but none in setting it up and changing its configuration. I'd sure appreciate the wisdom of some more experienced people.