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how to enable zipArchive in php 5.2.3 on windows

Posted on 2008-10-20
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Hi experts,

We're running a build of php 5.2.3 but the zipArchive isn't working and we get:

Fatal error: Class 'ZipArchive' not found in ourfilename.php

php_zip.dll is in the ext folder and the extension is enabled in php.ini

What else do we need to do?

Help appreciated...
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Question by:jammy-d0dger
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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did you compile with, --enable-zip configure option
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by:jammy-d0dger
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didn't compile it ourselves, it was pre-installed on a Fasthosts Dedicated server...  could you please give me instructions on exactly what I would need to do to compile as you mention above... we have full desktop access so we can do anything required.
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by:thebradnetwork
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Is this a windows or Linux server?
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I am going to assume a Windows box because you said you had "desktop access" and you mentioned a DLL file.

To get it working on a Windows machine your going to need to go download  zLib ( http://www.zlib.net/ ) here are the instructions given by PHP on how to get it running ( http://us2.php.net/manual/en/zip.installation.php )
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