not working with PHP on my server

Hi there,

I have MongoDB installed on my server. It works, but I am having a very tough time with inclusion of the extension for PHP.

- I've upgraded my php to the latest version (but it also didn't work on the 5.2.x)
- I've used the pecl mongo install and uninstall command many times
- I've made sure that the is in the correct inclusion directory for PHP extensions
- i've added the to my correct php.ini file.
- I've also tried the manual complie of the driver

When i try phpinfo(); the mongo extension is simply not there. But it is interesting that i see the mongo module if i run php -m on the server. weird right!

Im on CentOS, using Apache 2.2 with php 5.3.8

Thank you
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xNejXConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Well, after compiling the extension about 80 times I've decided to check if the extension path can be relative as it currently was set in the php.ini:

extension_dir = "./"

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it turns out that php doesn't quite understand relative paths in its configuration files, so by simply changing the extension dir to the absolute location solved my problem:

extension_dir = "/usr/local/lib/"

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even though the php.ini file was located in the /usr/local/lib/ directory i guess it still needs the path to be relative. This extension_dir = "./" is a generic config in the directadmin control panel so do be careful.

Jayachandran PalanisamyConnect With a Mentor Technical Consultant - LinuxCommented:
Please let me know the following outputs.

php -i |grep php.ini
php -m |grep mongo

Which line you have added into your php.ini file?

xNejXAuthor Commented:

this is the output. I am using the correct php.ini file. I've added the, which is located in the correct folder for extensions.

[root@server lib]# php -i |grep php.ini
Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /usr/local/lib
Loaded Configuration File => /usr/local/lib/php.ini

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[root@streznik87 lib]# php -m |grep mongo

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Thank you for your help.

xNejXAuthor Commented:
I figured it out by myself
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