This section will guide you through the configuration and installation of PHP. Prerequisite knowledge and software:
Basic UNIX skills (being able to operate "make" and a C compiler)
An ANSI C compiler
A web server
1. gunzip apache_1.3.x.tar.gz 2. tar xvf apache_1.3.x.tar 3. gunzip php-3.0.x.tar.gz 4. tar xvf php-3.0.x.tar 5. cd apache_1.3.x 6. ./configure --prefix=/www 7. cd ../php-3.0.x 8. ./configure --with-mysql --with-apache=../apache_1.3.x --enable-track-vars 9. make 10. make install 11. cd ../apache_1.3.x 12. ./configure --prefix=/www --activate-module=src/modules/php3/libphp3.a 13. make 14. make install Instead of this step you may prefer to simply copy the httpd binary overtop of your existing binary. Make sure you shut down your server first though. 15. cd ../php-3.0.x 16. cp php3.ini-dist /usr/local/lib/php3.ini You can edit /usr/local/lib/php3.ini file to set PHP options. If you prefer this file in another location, use --with-config-file-path=/path in step 8. 17. Edit your httpd.conf or srm.conf file and add: AddType application/x-httpd-php3 .php3 You can choose any extension you wish here. .php3 is simply the one we suggest. 18. Use your normal procedure for starting the Apache server. (You must stop and restart the server, not just cause the server to reload by use a HUP or USR1 signal.)
There are two ways of configuring PHP.
Using the "setup" script that comes with PHP. This script asks you a series of questions (almost like the "install" script of PHP/FI 2.0) and runs "configure" in the end. To run this script, type ./setup.
This script will also create a file called "do-conf", this file will contain the options passed to configure. You can edit this file to change just a few options without having to re-run setup. Then type ./do-conf to run configure with the new options.
Running configure by hand. To see what options you have, type ./configure --help.
Details about some of the different configuration options are listed below.
To build PHP as an Apache module, answer "yes" to "Build as an Apache module?" (the --with-apache=DIR option to configure) and specify the Apache distribution base directory. If you have unpacked your Apache distribution in /usr/local/www/apache_1.2.4, this is your Apache distribution base directory. The default directory is /usr/local/etc/httpd.
To build PHP as an fhttpd module, answer "yes" to "Build as an fhttpd module?" (the --with-fhttpd=DIR option to configure) and specify the fhttpd source base directory. The default directory is /usr/local/src/fhttpd. If you are running fhttpd, building PHP as a module will give better performance, more control and remote execution capability.
The default is to build PHP as a CGI program. If you are running a web server PHP has module support for, you should generally go for that solution for performance reasons. However, the CGI version enables Apache users to run different PHP-enabled pages under different user-ids. Please make sure you read through the Security chapter if you are going to run PHP as a CGI.
PHP has native support for a number of databases (as well as ODBC):
Compiles with Adabas D support. The parameter is the Adabas D install directory and defaults to /usr/local/adabasd.
Enables the bundled DBase support. No external libraries are required.
Enables the bundled read-only filePro support. No external libraries are required.
Enables mSQL support. The parameter to this option is the mSQL install directory and defaults to /usr/local/Hughes. This is the default directory of the mSQL 2.0 distribution. configure automatically detects which mSQL version you are running and PHP supports both 1.0 and 2.0, but if you compile PHP with mSQL 1.0, you can only access mSQL 1.0 databases, and vice-versa.
See also mSQL Configuration Directives in the configuration file.
Enables MySQL support. The parameter to this option is the MySQL install directory and defaults to /usr/local. This is the default installation directory of the MySQL distribution.
See also MySQL Configuration Directives in the configuration file.
Includes iODBC support. This feature was first developed for iODBC Driver Manager, a freely redistributable ODBC driver manager which runs under many flavors of UNIX. The parameter to this option is the iODBC installation directory and defaults to /usr/local.
Includes OpenLink ODBC support. The parameter to this option is the OpenLink ODBC installation directory and defaults to /usr/local/openlink.
Includes Oracle support. Has been tested and should be working at least with Oracle versions 7.0 through 7.3. The parameter is the ORACLE_HOME directory. You do not have to specify this parameter if your Oracle environment has been set up.
Includes PostgreSQL support. The parameter is the PostgreSQL base install directory and defaults to /usr/local/pgsql.
See also Postgres Configuration Directives in the configuration file.
Includes Solid support. The parameter is the Solid install directory and defaults to /usr/local/solid.
Includes Sybase support. The parameter is the Sybase install directory and defaults to /home/sybase.
See also Sybase Configuration Directives in the configuration file.
Includes Sybase-CT support. The parameter is the Sybase-CT install directory and defaults to /home/sybase.
See also Sybase-CT Configuration Directives in the configuration file.
Includes Velocis support. The parameter is the Velocis install directory and defaults to /usr/local/velocis.
Includes support for an arbitrary custom ODBC library. The parameter is the base directory and defaults to /usr/local.
This option implies that you have defined CUSTOM_ODBC_LIBS when you run the configure script. You also must have a valid odbc.h header somewhere in your include path. If you don't have one, create it and include your specific header from there. Your header may also require some extra definitions, particularly when it is multiplatform. Define them in CFLAGS.
For example, you can use Sybase SQL Anywhere on QNX as following: CFLAGS=-DODBC_QNX LDFLAGS=-lunix CUSTOM_ODBC_LIBS="-ldblib -lodbc" ./configure --with-custom-odbc=/usr/lib/sqlany50
Disables the Unified ODBC module, which is a common interface to all the databases with ODBC-based interfaces, such as Solid and Adabas D. It also works for normal ODBC libraries. Has been tested with iODBC, Solid, Adabas D and Sybase SQL Anywhere. Requires that one (and only one) of these modules or the Velocis module is enabled, or a custom ODBC library specified. This option is only applicable if one of the following options is used: --with-iodbc, --with-solid, --with-adabas, --with-velocis, or --with-custom-odbc,
See also Unified ODBC Configuration Directives in the configuration file.
Include support for the mcrypt library. See the mcrypt documentation for more information. If you use the optional DIR argument, PHP will look for mcrypt.h in DIR/include.
Include support for Sys V semaphores (supported by most Unix derivates). See the Semaphore and Shared Memory documentation for more information.
Include support for Sys V shared memory (supported by most Unix derivates). See the Semaphore and Shared Memory documentation for more information.
Include support for a non-validating XML parser using James Clark's expat library. See the XML function reference for details.
Turns on extra dependencies and compiler warnings used by some of the PHP developers.
Uses the system's regular expression library rather than the bundled one. If you are building PHP as a server module, you must use the same library when building PHP as when linking the server. Enable this if the system's library provides special features you need. It is recommended that you use the bundled library if possible.
The path used to look for the php3.ini file when PHP starts up.
Only allow running of executables in DIR when in safe mode. Defaults to /usr/local/bin. This option only sets the default, it may be changed with the safe_mode_exec_dir directive in the configuration file later.
Enables extra debug information. This makes it possible to gather more detailed information when there are problems with PHP. (Note that this doesn't have anything to do with debugging facilities or information available to PHP scripts.)
Enables "safe mode" by default. This imposes several restrictions on what PHP can do, such as opening only files within the document root. Read the Security chapter for more more information. CGI users should always enable secure mode. This option only sets the default, it may be enabled or disabled with the safe_mode directive in the configuration file later.
Makes PHP keep track of where GET/POST/cookie variables come from in the arrays HTTP_GET_VARS, HTTP_POST_VARS and HTTP_COOKIE_VARS. This option only sets the default, it may be enabled or disabled with the track_vars directive in the configuration file later.
Enable magic quotes by default. This option only sets the default, it may be enabled or disabled with the magic_quotes_runtime directive in the configuration file later. See also the magic_quotes_gpc and the magic_quotes_sybase directives.
Enables the internal PHP debugger support. This feature is still in an experimental state. See also the Debugger Configuration directives in the configuration file.
If this is enabled, the PHP CGI binary can safely be placed outside of the web tree and people will not be able to circumvent .htaccess security. Read the section in the security chapter about this option.
Enables bc style arbitrary precision math functions. See also the bcmath.scale option in the configuration file.
Enable the security check for internal server redirects. You should use this if you are running the CGI version with Apache.
When using PHP as a CGI binary, PHP by default always first checks that it is used by redirection (for example under Apache, by using Action directives). This makes sure that the PHP binary cannot be used to bypass standard web server authentication procedures by calling it directly, like http://my.host/cgi-bin/php/secret/doc.html. This example accesses http://my.host/secret/doc.html but does not honour any security settings enforced by httpd for directory /secret.
Not enabling option disables the check and enables bypassing httpd security and authentication settings. Do this only if your server software is unable to indicate that a safe redirection was done and all your files under your document root and user directories may be accessed by anyone.
Read the section in the security chapter about this option.
Disables the short form <? ?> PHP tags. You must disable the short form if you want to use PHP with XML. With short tags disabled, the only PHP code tag is <?php ?>. This option only sets the default, it may be enabled or disabled with the short_open_tag directive in the configuration file later.
Makes it possible to run code on other HTTP or FTP servers directly from PHP with include(). See also the include_path option in the configuration file.
Turns off syntax highlighting.
To make the PHP installation look for header or library files in different directories, modify the CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS environment variables, respectively. If you are using a sensible shell, you should be able to do LDFLAGS=-L/my/lib/dir CPPFLAGS=-I/my/include/dir ./configure
When PHP is configured, you are ready to build the CGI executable or the PHP library. The command make should take care of this. If it fails and you can't figure out why, see the Problems section.
If you have built PHP as a CGI program, you may test your build by typing make test. It is always a good idea to test your build. This way you may catch a problem with PHP on your platform early instead of having to struggle with it later.
If you have built PHP as a CGI program, you may benchmark your build by typing make bench. Note that if safe mode is on by default, the benchmark may not be able to finish if it takes longer then the 30 seconds allowed. This is because the set_time_limit() can not be used in safe mode. Use the max_execution_time to control this time for you own scripts. make bench ignores the configuration file.