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Hi,
I want to run a PHP script in the background (every few minutes).
I downloaded and installed Deamon_System from
http://kevin.vanzonneveld.net/techblog/article/create_daemons_in_php/

But when I try to execute it, I get the following error:
"Notice: Use of undefined constant SIGHUP - assumed 'SIGHUP'..."

I am not sure that I used the roght parameters (it is not explained)


<?php 

require_once "../../bin/php/php5.2.8/PEAR/System/Daemon.php";   //"System_Deamon/System/Daemon.php";  // Include the Class
 
System_Daemon::setOption("SendMailFromQueue", "SendMailFromQueue.php");  // Minimum configuration
System_Daemon::start();

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You need a PHP distro compiled with POSIX support. Ubuntu comes with it by default, afaik, but if not just recompile PHP with --enable-pcntl
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by:VapiSoft
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I don't want to use POSIX.
How do I I recompile PHP with -enable -pcntl ?
Please note that I downloaded and installed PEAR and of what I read in the Deamon_System, this is all that is needed.
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As you can see here, http://www.php.net/manual/en/pcntl.installation.php, PHP doesn't come by default with PCNTL support and on Windows its' unavailable

Installing on Ubuntu:
Login as superuser

Firstly install the php5-dev package:

  apt-get install php5-dev

Create a temporary folder and get php sources

  mkdir php
  cd php
  apt-get source php5

Then go into the extension directory.

  cd php5-5.1.2/ext/pcntl

Compile the extension

  phpize
  ./configure
  make

Copy the extension

  cp modules/* /usr/lib/php5/20051025/

Your php5 library directory might be named something else.
Restart Apache
 apache2 -k restart

Also, you can check http://php.chinaunix.net/manual/zh/ref.pcntl.php for some good insight on how PCNTL and Pear System_Daemon (see comments on that page)
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In addition to that, see PEAR's documentation on System Daemon (http://pear.php.net/manual/en/package.system.system-daemon.how-it-works-internally.php) it will tell you they use Process Control Extensions (PCNTL)
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by:VapiSoft
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I did not do it because I saw that it only for Linux (I use LAMP) and I am afraid to change my PHP (that may result that I cannot work with my code).
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