LDAP Enabled PHP

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I need to have php enabled with ldap so I can use a WordPress Plugin to authenticate to Active Directory. I have read that php has to be compiled with ldap support. But I have also found php-ldap packages that are supposed to add ldap support to php. So do I really need to compile php, or can I install a php package and then install one of the php-ldap packages like php-ldap-5.2.5-7.fc9.i386.rpm?
I ask becasue I don't know much about compiling php.
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find the line
in php.ini. Is it commented with ";" on the line beginning ? if so, uncomment it by deleting ";" run phpinfo(); to see if it is eventually enabled, maybe you won't have to recompile it


So I assume that if it loaded the extension it's good?

additional .ini files parsed       /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/gd.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/ldap.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/mcrypt.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/mysql.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/mysqli.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/pdo.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/pdo_mysql.ini

btw PHP at some point started loading extensions from the conf.d directory
did this work ?

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