The original article on installing PHP with Oracle Instant Client
is at

Make sure you get the re-factored (i.e. much better) oci8 extension from


(Sorry for late reply - I'm catching up from being out of the office
for three weeks)

SJL wrote:
I was surfing in the web, and I found this:

Describe how to recompile php with oci8 librarys, in apache2 under
Linux or Solaris.

May be it will be usefull for someone else.

Thanks anyway,


On 3/23/06, SJL <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Ok, I think that you say to me that´s is not possible to compile
oci8.c separate...

When you say "compile with extra option --with-oci8", you mean something like:

make --with-oci8 makefile?

Sorry for the ignorance...

Thanks again,


On 3/22/06, Chris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
SJL wrote:
Someone install any time the Oracle Client to use the OCI interface to
connect a Oracle DB?

I'm working in Debian. I installed the Client of Oracle from a package
from the official page... but I don´t know how to configure php.ini to
make the OCI API works..
Now that you've installed Oracle Instant Client you need to get php to
recognise it's there (so it can create the file).

I'm not sure if there is a package to do this or if you'll have to
compile php from source with the extra option:


I suspect you'll have to compile php from source, you won't be able to
use a package to do this, but I could be wrong.

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Christopher Jones, Oracle Corporation, Australia.

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