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troubleshooting Question

Run PHP, just as a local script platform on Windows, how to?

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zzhang2006Flag for United States of America asked on
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I installed PHP using the installer

and try to run the follow script  (hello.php) at a command prompt.

> hello.php

and this is the error messageI got from windows:
      php-win.exe - Inable To locate Component  (pop up)
         X  --  This application has failed to start because OCI.dll was not found. Reinstalling the
                  applicaton may fix this problem.

The script (may be irrelavant at the moment) contains:


# This a comment

echo "Hello";

$a = 1;

$b = 2;

$c = $a + $b;

echo $c;



When under the setup/install, I chose  "do not setup the web servers" since I thought I  just want to run the scripts. However I remember I had it work on the machines had apache servers
installed.  Do I have to have one type of web servers installed or even running to be able to
run the php script locally?  How do I let it find the OCI.dll file  (for Oracle?)?

Or my goal is just being able to run a php script like a program locally, don't need to use any
servers at this time.  Am I on the right track or you experts have better solutions?


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