How to Disable Zlib entirely from PHP?


My PHP is compiled as an apache module with configuration option "--with-zlib".
I need to disable Zlib entirely without recompiling PHP.
I have tried setting the directive "zlib.output_compression" to No in /etc/php.ini with no success.
I also tried uncommenting both "AddEncoding x-compress Z" and "AddEncoding x-gzip gz tgz" in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf with no success also.

Any ideas?


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Just some ideas:

Did you also comment out this line: ;extension=php_zip.dll

and also after you've done the changes, did you restart apache? You will need to restart to take the new settings.

Hi mBf,
what's you problem with the zlib. If php is compiled with it, the zlib will be included/loaded as the is linked against that library.
To turn off output-compress seti the value to Off (not No)

There is no way to disable zlib without recompiling php aus --with-zlib was not compiled as shared/dynamic loadable extension.
mBfAuthor Commented:
minichicken, zlib is compiled in php and is not a loadable extension.

herns42, yes I have set output-compress to Off. I was just writing my question in a hurry.

I found out that I could not disable zlib without recompiling php.

an out of topic question, how can I unload an extention from /etc/php.ini?


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You can not unload an build in extension of php without recompiling php.
You can only disable the loading of shared-extensuion if you have a line like If you remove that line, that module will no longer be present if php is loaded. If you don't have such a line you can not unload that extension.
mBfAuthor Commented:
What I need exactly is to disable the compression of php forums on the fly.
It appears that I can do that by disabling the function 'ob_gzhandler'.

Is there anyway?


you can disable the function in your php by setting

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mBfAuthor Commented:

I made sure that "disable_functions" is the correct solution although I haven't tried it myself.
I'll be rewarding the points for you now.

Thanks again.


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