Thursday, September 15, 2011

CentOS: PHP PEAR and Symfony installation using source package

Follow the steps to install PHP and PHP-PEAR and Symfony in CentOS using source.


    $ yum install httpd-devel libxml2-devel zlib zlib-devel mysql-devel openssl-devel
    $ yum install libjpeg libjpeg-devel
    $ yum install libpng libpng-devel

    #php installation

    $ ./configure  --with-apxs--with-pear=../PEAR-1.9.--with-pgsql=/var/lib/pgsql/postgresql903/bin --with-gd --with-xmlrpc --with-jpeg-dir --with-png-dir
    $ make
    $ make install
    $ cp php.ini-development /usr/local/lib/php.ini
    $ cd /etc/httpd/conf
    $ vim httpd.conf
and paste the 'Load_module line from INSTALL file'. Let it be if it is already done by installer.
    $ ls -al  /usr/lib64/httpd/modules/
    $ /etc/init.d/httpd restart
    $ cd /etc/httpd/conf.d/
    $ vim php.conf
Add these lines,
        AddHandler php5-script .php        AddType text/html .php

    $ /etc/init.d/httpd restart

    #PHP PEAR installation

    $ mkdir /home/phppear
    $ cd phppear/
    $ wget
    $ php -q go-pear.phar

Older version of PHP PEAR also available in But it is suitable for PHP version 5.3.x.

    #symfony installation

    $ pear channel-discover
    $ pear install symfony/symfony-1.4.13
    $ symfony --version

Note: This procedure has been tested under centOS 5.x

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