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PHP and PEAR and MySQL Setup on Apache

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All:

Very experienced developer, newbie to PHP. My situation:

I have installed on my WIndows XP machine the following:
* PHP 5.2.1
* MySQL 5.0
* Apache 2.2

All of these are installed under C:\Program Files under their own
directories.

The PHP installation works fine. I can put PHP files under the Apache
htdocs directory and have them run. My challenge now is getting the
MDB2.php libraries to run - right now I am getting an MDB2.php not
found error, which I believe is due to a include_path error...

So, I have 2 PHP.INI files -- one in C:\Program Files\PHP and one in
the htdocs directory of Apache. They both have the exact same
include_path defined in the them. The very strange thing is that when
I run phpinfo(), the include_path comes out to be .;C:\PHP5\PEAR.

I have no idea where this value is coming from (it is the value for
Master and Local). I have search everywhere -- the PHP.INI files, the
registry, the ENV variables --- everywhere -- and I have no idea where
this value is coming from. Where does phpinfo() pull the include_path
from???

If I can track down and change this value to the "real" PHP path, I
may be able to get to the next hurdle of using MDB2!

Any ideas?

Many Thanks,
John

Apr 27 '07 #1
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PHP only uses one php.ini file at the time, and both of the ones you
are editing may be wrong. Look for the PHPIniDir setting in your
Apache conf\httpd.conf file. I think it should be near the end.

Ex:
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

-Mike PII

Apr 27 '07 #2

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On Apr 27, 4:00 pm, Mike P2 <sumguyovrt...@gmail.comwrote:
PHP only uses one php.ini file at the time, and both of the ones you
are editing may be wrong. Look for the PHPIniDir setting in your
Apache conf\httpd.conf file. I think it should be near the end.

Ex:
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

-Mike PII
MIke:

Thanks for the reply -- entire disk scan and no .;C:\PHP5\PEAR -
anywhere, including the Windows registry! My conf\httpd.conf file is
good, too - PHPIniDir is what I want -- C:\Program Files\PHP.

Where PHP is getting its include_path is a complete mystery to me!

Any additional thoughts appreciated -- thanks.

John
jpuopolo

Apr 29 '07 #3

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john wrote:
All:

Very experienced developer, newbie to PHP. My situation:

I have installed on my WIndows XP machine the following:
* PHP 5.2.1
* MySQL 5.0
* Apache 2.2

All of these are installed under C:\Program Files under their own
directories.

The PHP installation works fine. I can put PHP files under the Apache
htdocs directory and have them run. My challenge now is getting the
MDB2.php libraries to run - right now I am getting an MDB2.php not
found error, which I believe is due to a include_path error...

So, I have 2 PHP.INI files -- one in C:\Program Files\PHP and one in
the htdocs directory of Apache. They both have the exact same
include_path defined in the them. The very strange thing is that when
I run phpinfo(), the include_path comes out to be .;C:\PHP5\PEAR.

I have no idea where this value is coming from (it is the value for
Master and Local). I have search everywhere -- the PHP.INI files, the
registry, the ENV variables --- everywhere -- and I have no idea where
this value is coming from. Where does phpinfo() pull the include_path
from???

If I can track down and change this value to the "real" PHP path, I
may be able to get to the next hurdle of using MDB2!

Any ideas?

Many Thanks,
John
And which php.ini file does phpinfo() say it's using?

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Apr 29 '07 #4

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On Apr 29, 11:41 am, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
john wrote:
All:
Very experienced developer, newbie to PHP. My situation:
I have installed on my WIndows XP machine the following:
* PHP 5.2.1
* MySQL 5.0
* Apache 2.2
All of these are installed under C:\Program Files under their own
directories.
The PHP installation works fine. I can put PHP files under the Apache
htdocs directory and have them run. My challenge now is getting the
MDB2.php libraries to run - right now I am getting an MDB2.php not
found error, which I believe is due to a include_path error...
So, I have 2 PHP.INI files -- one in C:\Program Files\PHP and one in
the htdocs directory of Apache. They both have the exact same
include_path defined in the them. The very strange thing is that when
I run phpinfo(), the include_path comes out to be .;C:\PHP5\PEAR.
I have no idea where this value is coming from (it is the value for
Master and Local). I have search everywhere -- the PHP.INI files, the
registry, the ENV variables --- everywhere -- and I have no idea where
this value is coming from. Where does phpinfo() pull the include_path
from???
If I can track down and change this value to the "real" PHP path, I
may be able to get to the next hurdle of using MDB2!
Any ideas?
Many Thanks,
John

And which php.ini file does phpinfo() say it's using?

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================
Jerry:

I am starting Apache from a console (if that has anything to do w/
it). phpinfo() tells me:
Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\WINDOWS

There is no php.ini file in the C:\windows path whatsoever.

Also, some other settings:

extension_dir C:\php5 C:\php5 (directory does not exist)
include_path .;C:\php5\pear (already described above)
PHPRC C:\Program Files\PHP\
PHP_PEAR_BIN_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP
PHP_PEAR_DATA_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear\data
PHP_PEAR_DOC_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear\docs
PHP_PEAR_INSTALL_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear
PHP_PEAR_PHP_BIN C:\Program Files\PHP\.\php.exe
PHP_PEAR_SYSCONF_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP
PHP_PEAR_TEST_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear\tests

Any help appreciated... Thank you...

John
jpuopolo

Apr 29 '07 #5

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john wrote:
On Apr 29, 11:41 am, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
>john wrote:
>>All:
Very experienced developer, newbie to PHP. My situation:
I have installed on my WIndows XP machine the following:
* PHP 5.2.1
* MySQL 5.0
* Apache 2.2
All of these are installed under C:\Program Files under their own
directories.
The PHP installation works fine. I can put PHP files under the Apache
htdocs directory and have them run. My challenge now is getting the
MDB2.php libraries to run - right now I am getting an MDB2.php not
found error, which I believe is due to a include_path error...
So, I have 2 PHP.INI files -- one in C:\Program Files\PHP and one in
the htdocs directory of Apache. They both have the exact same
include_path defined in the them. The very strange thing is that when
I run phpinfo(), the include_path comes out to be .;C:\PHP5\PEAR.
I have no idea where this value is coming from (it is the value for
Master and Local). I have search everywhere -- the PHP.INI files, the
registry, the ENV variables --- everywhere -- and I have no idea where
this value is coming from. Where does phpinfo() pull the include_path
from???
If I can track down and change this value to the "real" PHP path, I
may be able to get to the next hurdle of using MDB2!
Any ideas?
Many Thanks,
John
And which php.ini file does phpinfo() say it's using?

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================

Jerry:

I am starting Apache from a console (if that has anything to do w/
it). phpinfo() tells me:
Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\WINDOWS

There is no php.ini file in the C:\windows path whatsoever.
OK, so it's using the default settings.
Also, some other settings:

extension_dir C:\php5 C:\php5 (directory does not exist)
include_path .;C:\php5\pear (already described above)
PHPRC C:\Program Files\PHP\
PHP_PEAR_BIN_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP
PHP_PEAR_DATA_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear\data
PHP_PEAR_DOC_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear\docs
PHP_PEAR_INSTALL_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear
PHP_PEAR_PHP_BIN C:\Program Files\PHP\.\php.exe
PHP_PEAR_SYSCONF_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP
PHP_PEAR_TEST_DIR C:\Program Files\PHP\pear\tests

Any help appreciated... Thank you...

John
jpuopolo
Put a php.ini file with the settings you want in your c:\windows directory.

Alternatively, you can do things like modify the registry to place the
file anywhere you want. But for now just put it in c:\windows until you
get things working.

--
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Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
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Apr 29 '07 #6

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