curl_init triggers an error 500

if ($Debug_Trace) echo'Ready to curl_init';
      $session = curl_init($request);
      if ($Debug_Trace) echo'Ready to curl_setopt';

I get the first debug line echoed, but not the second.

I just added curl using apt-get ... but got the same behavior, even after restarting Apache.

What else should I check to get curl to work?

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Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Looks like the cURL extension is not installed at all.  Maybe this will help:

But seriously, I would change hosting providers if I were you.  This may be just the tip of the iceberg.
Ray PaseurCommented:
It sounds like there is more to this issue than just what you have posted here.  Perhaps your server configuration suppresses messages?  Can you run phpinfo() and post the output here?  Thanks, ~Ray
Daniel WilsonAuthor Commented:
No, I can't run phpinfo().  that's the other question I have open right now :(
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Daniel WilsonAuthor Commented:
OK, I have phpinfo() back.  Here are the results, with (hopefully) the identifying information like server address snipped out.

PHP Version 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.18

System       Linux <snip> 2.6.32-45-generic-pae #102-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 2 22:10:16 UTC 2013 i686
Build Date       Sep 12 2012 19:33:23
Server API       Apache 2.0 Handler
Virtual Directory Support       disabled
Configuration File (php.ini) Path       /etc/php5/apache2
Loaded Configuration File       /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
Scan this dir for additional .ini files       /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d
Additional .ini files parsed       /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/apc.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/gd.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/imap.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
PHP API       20090626
PHP Extension       20090626
Zend Extension       220090626
Zend Extension Build       API220090626,NTS
PHP Extension Build       API20090626,NTS
Debug Build       no
Thread Safety       disabled
Zend Memory Manager       enabled
Zend Multibyte Support       disabled
IPv6 Support       enabled
Registered PHP Streams       https, ftps, compress.zlib, compress.bzip2, php, file, glob, data, http, ftp, zip, phar
Registered Stream Socket Transports       tcp, udp, unix, udg, ssl, sslv3, sslv2, tls
Registered Stream Filters       zlib.*, bzip2.*, convert.iconv.*, string.rot13, string.toupper, string.tolower, string.strip_tags, convert.*, consumed, dechunk

This server is protected with the Suhosin Patch
Copyright (c) 2006-2007 Hardened-PHP Project Copyright (c) 2007-2009 SektionEins GmbH

This program makes use of the Zend Scripting Language Engine:
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies

Apache Version       Apache
Apache API Version       20051115
Server Administrator       [no address given]
Hostname:Port       <snip>:0
User/Group       www-data(33)/33
Max Requests       Per Child: 0 - Keep Alive: on - Max Per Connection: 100
Timeouts       Connection: 300 - Keep-Alive: 15
Virtual Server       Yes
Server Root       /etc/apache2
Loaded Modules       core mod_log_config mod_logio prefork http_core mod_so mod_actions mod_alias mod_auth_basic mod_authn_file mod_authnz_ldap mod_authz_default mod_authz_groupfile mod_authz_host mod_authz_user mod_autoindex mod_cgi mod_deflate mod_dir mod_env util_ldap mod_mime mod_negotiation mod_php5 mod_reqtimeout mod_setenvif mod_ssl mod_status mod_wsgi

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
engine      1      1
last_modified      0      0
xbithack      0      0

Apache Environment
Variable      Value
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HTTP_USER_AGENT       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
HTTP_ACCEPT       text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE       en-us,en;q=0.5
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING       gzip, deflate
HTTP_CONNECTION       keep-alive
HTTP_COOKIE       __utma=22807400.1665848169.1349526914.1349526914.1358607449.2; __utmz=22807400.1349526914.1.1.utmccn=(direct)|utmcsr=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __utmc=22807400; PHPSESSID=r6qdghvl5el9bjs5qtdij25lm2
HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL       max-age=0
PATH       /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
SERVER_SIGNATURE       no value
SERVER_NAME       www.<snip>.com
SERVER_ADDR       <snip>
SERVER_PORT       80
REMOTE_ADDR       <snip>
DOCUMENT_ROOT       /var/www/html/dwilson/<snip>.com
SERVER_ADMIN       [no address given]
SCRIPT_FILENAME       /var/www/html/dwilson/<snip>.com/info.php
REMOTE_PORT       8717
QUERY_STRING       no value
REQUEST_URI       /info.php
SCRIPT_NAME       /info.php

HTTP Headers Information
HTTP Request Headers
HTTP Request       GET /info.php HTTP/1.1
Host       www.<snip>.com
User-Agent       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Accept       text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language       en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding       gzip, deflate
Connection       keep-alive
Cookie       __utma=22807400.1665848169.1349526914.1349526914.1358607449.2; __utmz=22807400.1349526914.1.1.utmccn=(direct)|utmcsr=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __utmc=22807400; PHPSESSID=r6qdghvl5el9bjs5qtdij25lm2
X-FireLogger       1.2
Cache-Control       max-age=0
HTTP Response Headers
Vary       Accept-Encoding
Content-Encoding       gzip

APC Support      enabled
Version       3.1.6
APC Debugging       Disabled
MMAP Support       Enabled
MMAP File Mask       /tmp/apc.qMkWFb
Locking type       pthread mutex Locks
Revision       $Revision: 303642 $
Build Date       Feb 2 2011 13:07:22

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apc.enabled      On      On
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BCMath support       enabled

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
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Stream Filter support       bzip2.decompress, bzip2.compress
BZip2 Version       1.0.5, 10-Dec-2007

Calendar support       enabled

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arg_separator.input      &      &
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asp_tags      Off      Off
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browscap      no value      no value
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default_mimetype      text/html      text/html
define_syslog_variables      Off      Off
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disable_functions      no value      no value
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display_startup_errors      Off      Off
doc_root      no value      no value
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docref_root      no value      no value
enable_dl      Off      Off
error_append_string      no value      no value
error_log      no value      no value
error_prepend_string      no value      no value
error_reporting      30719      22527
exit_on_timeout      Off      Off
expose_php      Off      Off
extension_dir      /usr/lib/php5/20090626+lfs      /usr/lib/php5/20090626+lfs
file_uploads      On      On      #FFFFFF      #FFFFFF
highlight.comment      #FF8000      #FF8000
highlight.default      #0000BB      #0000BB
highlight.html      #000000      #000000
highlight.keyword      #007700      #007700
highlight.string      #DD0000      #DD0000
html_errors      Off      Off
ignore_repeated_errors      Off      Off
ignore_repeated_source      Off      Off
ignore_user_abort      Off      Off
implicit_flush      Off      Off
include_path      .:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear      .:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear
log_errors      On      On
log_errors_max_len      1024      1024
magic_quotes_gpc      Off      Off
magic_quotes_runtime      Off      Off
magic_quotes_sybase      Off      Off
mail.add_x_header      On      On
mail.force_extra_parameters      no value      no value
mail.log      no value      no value
max_execution_time      30      30
max_file_uploads      20      20
max_input_nesting_level      64      64
max_input_time      60      60
max_input_vars      1000      1000
memory_limit      128M      128M
open_basedir      no value      no value
output_buffering      4096      4096
output_handler      no value      no value
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precision      14      14
realpath_cache_size      16K      16K
realpath_cache_ttl      120      120
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register_globals      Off      Off
register_long_arrays      Off      Off
report_memleaks      On      On
report_zend_debug      On      On
request_order      GP      GP
safe_mode      Off      Off
safe_mode_exec_dir      no value      no value
safe_mode_gid      Off      Off
safe_mode_include_dir      no value      no value
sendmail_from      no value      no value
sendmail_path      /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i       /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i
serialize_precision      100      100
short_open_tag      On      On
SMTP      localhost      localhost
smtp_port      25      25
sql.safe_mode      Off      Off
track_errors      Off      Off
unserialize_callback_func      no value      no value
upload_max_filesize      10M      10M
upload_tmp_dir      no value      no value
user_dir      no value      no value
user_ini.cache_ttl      300      300
user_ini.filename      .user.ini      .user.ini
variables_order      GPCS      GPCS
xmlrpc_error_number      0      0
xmlrpc_errors      Off      Off
y2k_compliance      On      On
zend.enable_gc      On      On

ctype functions       enabled

date/time support       enabled
"Olson" Timezone Database Version       0.system
Timezone Database       internal
Default timezone       America/New_York

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
date.default_latitude      31.7667      31.7667
date.default_longitude      35.2333      35.2333
date.sunrise_zenith      90.583333      90.583333
date.sunset_zenith      90.583333      90.583333
date.timezone      no value      no value

DBA support       enabled
Supported handlers       cdb cdb_make db4 inifile flatfile

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
dba.default_handler      flatfile      flatfile

DOM/XML       enabled
DOM/XML API Version       20031129
libxml Version       2.7.6
HTML Support       enabled
XPath Support       enabled
XPointer Support       enabled
Schema Support       enabled
RelaxNG Support       enabled

Regex Library       Bundled library enabled

EXIF Support       enabled
EXIF Version       1.4 $Id: exif.c 293036 2010-01-03 09:23:27Z sebastian $
Supported EXIF Version       0220
Supported filetypes       JPEG,TIFF

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
exif.decode_jis_intel      JIS      JIS
exif.decode_jis_motorola      JIS      JIS
exif.decode_unicode_intel      UCS-2LE      UCS-2LE
exif.decode_unicode_motorola      UCS-2BE      UCS-2BE
exif.encode_jis      no value      no value
exif.encode_unicode      ISO-8859-15      ISO-8859-15

fileinfo support      enabled
version       1.0.5-dev

Input Validation and Filtering       enabled
Revision       $Revision: 294106 $

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
filter.default      unsafe_raw      unsafe_raw
filter.default_flags      no value      no value

FTP support       enabled

GD Support       enabled
GD Version       2.0
FreeType Support       enabled
FreeType Linkage       with freetype
FreeType Version       2.3.11
T1Lib Support       enabled
GIF Read Support       enabled
GIF Create Support       enabled
JPEG Support       enabled
libJPEG Version       6b
PNG Support       enabled
libPNG Version       1.2.42
WBMP Support       enabled

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
gd.jpeg_ignore_warning      0      0

GetText Support       enabled

hash support       enabled
Hashing Engines       md2 md4 md5 sha1 sha224 sha256 sha384 sha512 ripemd128 ripemd160 ripemd256 ripemd320 whirlpool tiger128,3 tiger160,3 tiger192,3 tiger128,4 tiger160,4 tiger192,4 snefru snefru256 gost adler32 crc32 crc32b salsa10 salsa20 haval128,3 haval160,3 haval192,3 haval224,3 haval256,3 haval128,4 haval160,4 haval192,4 haval224,4 haval256,4 haval128,5 haval160,5 haval192,5 haval224,5 haval256,5

iconv support       enabled
iconv implementation       glibc
iconv library version       2.11.1

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
iconv.input_encoding      ISO-8859-1      ISO-8859-1
iconv.internal_encoding      ISO-8859-1      ISO-8859-1
iconv.output_encoding      ISO-8859-1      ISO-8859-1

IMAP c-Client Version       2007e
SSL Support       enabled
Kerberos Support       enabled

json support       enabled
json version       1.2.1

LDAP Support       enabled
RCS Version       $Id: ldap.c 293036 2010-01-03 09:23:27Z sebastian $
Total Links       0/unlimited
API Version       3001
Vendor Name       OpenLDAP
Vendor Version       20421
SASL Support       Enabled

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
ldap.max_links      Unlimited      Unlimited

libXML support       active
libXML Compiled Version       2.7.6
libXML Loaded Version       20706
libXML streams       enabled

Multibyte Support       enabled
Multibyte string engine       libmbfl
HTTP input encoding translation       disabled

mbstring extension makes use of "streamable kanji code filter and converter", which is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1.

Multibyte (japanese) regex support       enabled
Multibyte regex (oniguruma) backtrack check       On
Multibyte regex (oniguruma) version       4.7.1

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
mbstring.detect_order      no value      no value
mbstring.encoding_translation      Off      Off
mbstring.func_overload      0      0
mbstring.http_input      pass      pass
mbstring.http_output      pass      pass
mbstring.http_output_conv_mimetypes      ^(text/|application/xhtml\+xml)      ^(text/|application/xhtml\+xml)
mbstring.internal_encoding      no value      no value
mbstring.language      neutral      neutral
mbstring.strict_detection      Off      Off
mbstring.substitute_character      no value      no value

mcrypt support      enabled
Version       2.5.8
Api No       20021217
Supported ciphers       cast-128 gost rijndael-128 twofish arcfour cast-256 loki97 rijndael-192 saferplus wake blowfish-compat des rijndael-256 serpent xtea blowfish enigma rc2 tripledes
Supported modes       cbc cfb ctr ecb ncfb nofb ofb stream

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
mcrypt.algorithms_dir      no value      no value
mcrypt.modes_dir      no value      no value

MHASH support       Enabled
MHASH API Version       Emulated Support

MySQL Support      enabled
Active Persistent Links       0
Active Links       0
Client API version       5.1.66
MYSQL_MODULE_TYPE       external
MYSQL_SOCKET       /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
MYSQL_INCLUDE       -I/usr/include/mysql
MYSQL_LIBS       -L/usr/lib -lmysqlclient_r

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
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mysql.allow_persistent      On      On
mysql.connect_timeout      60      60
mysql.default_host      no value      no value
mysql.default_password      no value      no value
mysql.default_port      no value      no value
mysql.default_socket      /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock      /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
mysql.default_user      no value      no value
mysql.max_links      Unlimited      Unlimited
mysql.max_persistent      Unlimited      Unlimited
mysql.trace_mode      Off      Off

MysqlI Support      enabled
Client API library version       5.1.66
Active Persistent Links       0
Inactive Persistent Links       0
Active Links       0
Client API header version       5.1.63
MYSQLI_SOCKET       /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
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mysqli.allow_persistent      On      On
mysqli.default_host      no value      no value
mysqli.default_port      3306      3306
mysqli.default_pw      no value      no value
mysqli.default_socket      no value      no value
mysqli.default_user      no value      no value
mysqli.max_links      Unlimited      Unlimited
mysqli.max_persistent      Unlimited      Unlimited
mysqli.reconnect      Off      Off

OpenSSL support       enabled
OpenSSL Library Version       OpenSSL 0.9.8k 25 Mar 2009
OpenSSL Header Version       OpenSSL 0.9.8k 25 Mar 2009

PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) Support       enabled
PCRE Library Version       7.8 2008-09-05

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
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pcre.recursion_limit      100000      100000

PDO support      enabled
PDO drivers       mysql

PDO Driver for MySQL      enabled
Client API version       5.1.66

Phar: PHP Archive support      enabled
Phar EXT version       2.0.1
Phar API version       1.1.1
SVN revision       $Revision: 290435 $
Phar-based phar archives       enabled
Tar-based phar archives       enabled
ZIP-based phar archives       enabled
gzip compression       enabled
bzip2 compression       enabled
OpenSSL support       enabled

Phar based on pear/PHP_Archive, original concept by Davey Shafik.
Phar fully realized by Gregory Beaver and Marcus Boerger.
Portions of tar implementation Copyright (c) 2003-2009 Tim Kientzle.

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
phar.cache_list      no value      no value
phar.readonly      On      On
phar.require_hash      On      On

Revision       $Revision: 293036 $

Reflection      enabled
Version       $Revision: 293036 $

Session Support       enabled
Registered save handlers       files user
Registered serializer handlers       php php_binary wddx

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
session.auto_start      Off      Off
session.bug_compat_42      Off      Off
session.bug_compat_warn      Off      Off
session.cache_expire      180      180
session.cache_limiter      nocache      nocache
session.cookie_domain      no value      no value
session.cookie_httponly      Off      Off
session.cookie_lifetime      0      0
session.cookie_path      /      /
session.cookie_secure      Off      Off
session.entropy_file      no value      no value
session.entropy_length      0      0
session.gc_divisor      1000      1000
session.gc_maxlifetime      1440      1440
session.gc_probability      1      1
session.hash_bits_per_character      5      5
session.hash_function      0      0      PHPSESSID      PHPSESSID
session.referer_check      no value      no value
session.save_handler      files      files
session.save_path      /var/lib/php5      /var/lib/php5
session.serialize_handler      php      php
session.use_cookies      On      On
session.use_only_cookies      On      On
session.use_trans_sid      0      0

shmop support       enabled

Simplexml support      enabled
Revision       $Revision: 293036 $
Schema support       enabled

Soap Client       enabled
Soap Server       enabled

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
soap.wsdl_cache      1      1
soap.wsdl_cache_dir      /tmp      /tmp
soap.wsdl_cache_enabled      1      1
soap.wsdl_cache_limit      5      5
soap.wsdl_cache_ttl      86400      86400

Sockets Support       enabled

SPL support      enabled
Interfaces       Countable, OuterIterator, RecursiveIterator, SeekableIterator, SplObserver, SplSubject
Classes       AppendIterator, ArrayIterator, ArrayObject, BadFunctionCallException, BadMethodCallException, CachingIterator, DirectoryIterator, DomainException, EmptyIterator, FilesystemIterator, FilterIterator, GlobIterator, InfiniteIterator, InvalidArgumentException, IteratorIterator, LengthException, LimitIterator, LogicException, MultipleIterator, NoRewindIterator, OutOfBoundsException, OutOfRangeException, OverflowException, ParentIterator, RangeException, RecursiveArrayIterator, RecursiveCachingIterator, RecursiveDirectoryIterator, RecursiveFilterIterator, RecursiveIteratorIterator, RecursiveRegexIterator, RecursiveTreeIterator, RegexIterator, RuntimeException, SplDoublyLinkedList, SplFileInfo, SplFileObject, SplFixedArray, SplHeap, SplMinHeap, SplMaxHeap, SplObjectStorage, SplPriorityQueue, SplQueue, SplStack, SplTempFileObject, UnderflowException, UnexpectedValueException

Dynamic Library Support       enabled
Path to sendmail       /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i

Directive      Local Value      Master Value      1      1
assert.bail      0      0
assert.callback      no value      no value
assert.quiet_eval      0      0
assert.warning      1      1
auto_detect_line_endings      0      0
default_socket_timeout      60      60
safe_mode_allowed_env_vars      PHP_      PHP_
safe_mode_protected_env_vars      LD_LIBRARY_PATH      LD_LIBRARY_PATH
url_rewriter.tags      a=href,area=href,frame=src,input=src,form=fakeentry      a=href,area=href,frame=src,input=src,form=fakeentry
user_agent      no value      no value

sysvmsg support       enabled
Revision       $Revision: 293036 $

Tokenizer Support       enabled

WDDX Support      enabled
WDDX Session Serializer       enabled

XML Support       active
XML Namespace Support       active
libxml2 Version       2.7.6

XMLReader       enabled

XMLWriter       enabled

Zip       enabled
Extension Version       $Id: php_zip.c 294817 2010-02-09 17:51:39Z pajoye $
Zip version       1.9.1
Libzip version       0.9.0

ZLib Support       enabled
Stream Wrapper support       compress.zlib://
Stream Filter support       zlib.inflate, zlib.deflate
Compiled Version
Linked Version

Directive      Local Value      Master Value
zlib.output_compression      Off      Off
zlib.output_compression_level      -1      -1
zlib.output_handler      no value      no value

Additional Modules
Module Name

Variable      Value
APACHE_PID_FILE       /var/run/
PATH       /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
LANG       C
APACHE_RUN_GROUP       www-data
APACHE_RUN_USER       www-data
PWD       /etc/php5/apache2

PHP Variables
Variable      Value
_COOKIE["__utma"]      22807400.1665848169.1349526914.1349526914.1358607449.2
_COOKIE["__utmz"]      22807400.1349526914.1.1.utmccn=(direct)|utmcsr=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
_COOKIE["__utmc"]      22807400
_COOKIE["PHPSESSID"]      r6qdghvl5el9bjs5qtdij25lm2
_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"]      www.<snip>.com
_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT"]      text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE"]      en-us,en;q=0.5
_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING"]      gzip, deflate
_SERVER["HTTP_CONNECTION"]      keep-alive
_SERVER["HTTP_COOKIE"]      __utma=22807400.1665848169.1349526914.1349526914.1358607449.2; __utmz=22807400.1349526914.1.1.utmccn=(direct)|utmcsr=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __utmc=22807400; PHPSESSID=r6qdghvl5el9bjs5qtdij25lm2
_SERVER["HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL"]      max-age=0
_SERVER["PATH"]      /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"]      www.<snip>.com
_SERVER["SERVER_ADDR"]      <snip>
_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"]      <snip>
_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"]      /var/www/html/dwilson/<snip>.com
_SERVER["SERVER_ADMIN"]      [no address given]
_SERVER["SCRIPT_FILENAME"]      /var/www/html/dwilson/<snip>.com/info.php
_SERVER["REMOTE_PORT"]      8717
_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]      no value
_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]      /info.php
_SERVER["SCRIPT_NAME"]      /info.php
_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]      /info.php
_SERVER["REQUEST_TIME"]      1358780577

PHP License

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the PHP License as published by the PHP Group and included in the distribution in the file: LICENSE

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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What should I look for to determine why curl_init crashes?

Daniel WilsonAuthor Commented:
OK, I installed the PHP curl extension using
apt-get install php5-curl
and restarted Apache

And ... it works!
Ray PaseurCommented:
Great!  Thanks for the points and thanks for using EE, ~Ray
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