Compiling on UNIX

Now that you've got all the necessary tools together, you've downloaded the PHP source tarball, and you've identified all the necessary ./configure switches, it's time to actually compile PHP.

Assuming that you've downloaded php-5.1.0.tar.gz to your home directory, you'll enter the following series of commands to unpack the tarball and switch to the PHP source directory:

[/home/sarag]$ tar -zxf php-5.1.0.tar.gz
[/home/sarag]$ cd php-5.1.0

If you're using a tool other than GNU tar, you might need to use a slightly different command:

[/home/sarag]$ gzip -d php-5.1.0.tar.gz | tar -xf -

Now, issue the ./configure command with the required switches and any other options you want enabled or disabled:

[/home/sarag/php-5.1.0]$ ./configure enable-debug 
enable-maintainer-zts disable-cgi enable-cli 
disable-pear disable-xml disable-sqlite 
without-mysql enable-embed

After a lengthy process, during which dozens of lines of informational text will scroll up your screen, you'll be ready to start the compilation process:

[/home/sarag]$ make all install

At this point, get up and grab a cup of coffee. Compile times can range from anywhere between a couple minutes on a high-end powerhouse system to half an hour on an old overloaded 486. When the build process has finished, you'll have a functional build of PHP with all the right configuration ready for use in development.


The PHP Life Cycle

Variables from the Inside Out

Memory Management

Setting Up a Build Environment

Your First Extension

Returning Values

Accepting Parameters

Working with Arrays and HashTables

The Resource Data Type

PHP4 Objects

PHP5 Objects

Startup, Shutdown, and a Few Points in Between

INI Settings

Accessing Streams

Implementing Streams

Diverting the Stream

Configuration and Linking

Extension Generators

Setting Up a Host Environment

Advanced Embedding

Appendix A. A Zend API Reference

Appendix B. PHPAPI

Appendix C. Extending and Embedding Cookbook

Appendix D. Additional Resources

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Extending and Embedding PHP
Extending and Embedding PHP
ISBN: 067232704X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 175
Authors: Sara Golemon
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