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I am working on something that I think needs the "--with-curl" option.  PHP needs to have this as part of the configuration: "--with-curl".

When I run this: "php cflc_login.php", I get

PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function curl_init() in /opt/csw/apache2/share/htdocs/webbots/phpinc/LIB_http.php on line 249

I believe adding the --with-curl as part of the configuration will solve it.  How do I add this option without having to rebuild/recompile php?

Thanks for any help,
Shannon
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by:BrianGEFF719
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>>How do I add this option without having to rebuild/recompile php?

You can't, you must recompile php with curl support.

However, it's not a total loss. You can use php sockets (if enabled) to do what you want. Also, pear has several packages for http, https, and ftp support, so you _should_ be able to manage with out curl.


Good Luck.
Brian
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by:Neoific
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You cannot add modules after building.  Yes, you need the curl package.
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by:codeQuantum
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There is a better way.

CURL is not maintained anymore (it is obsolete) and has been superseded... This is probably why your host did not enable CURL by default.

Use HTTP_Request instead.
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by:codeQuantum
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Alternatively, if you insist on using CURL, you can download the package from PEAR and use its functions directly.

http://pear.php.net/package/Net_Curl/download
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Perhaps your curl module is already existing on your system but not activated as a php module/extension. You could look into the extensions dir defined in your php.ini and look for *.so file references. With a bit of look it is just not built into the binary but available as an external runtime lib.
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