I am very experienced in Apache and PHP on Windows, but now I am working on a FreeBSD server and I know almost nothing about FreeBSD and *nix.
I have to install and enable Tidy for PHP 5. Under Windows it is as easy as downloading the appropriate DLL, modify php.ini and restart the web server. Takes 2 minutes.
After googling a lot, it seems that on FreeBSD I have to download the source code, compile the module, and even recompile PHP as many sites suggest. But these sites presume the reader is experienced in FreeBSD!
How do I compile the module source?
It is really necessary to recompile PHP?
If so, how do I recompile PHP?
Although my question is specifially about Tidy, I will need to install other modules as well. so I am interested in a generel solution if possible.
Please give exact guidings as just saying "recompile this or that" really don't help me on this stage.
Does this mean that the compiled file will end up in /../../lang/php5?
I ask before I see no PHP binary there.