ID: 13188
User updated by: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Old Status: Feedback
Status: Open
Bug Type: InterBase related
Operating System: Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
PHP Version: 4.0.6
New Comment:

It was that, Jani! I copied all the DLLs from the \php\dlls directory to 
c:\winnt\system32 and it worked.

The problem is that the "Install.txt" isn't clear about the need to do this. It just 

   «Some DLLs are required for some PHP extensions. Please copy them to
   your to your windows/system (Win9.x) or winnt/system32 (WinNT, Win2000)
   directory. If you already have these DLLs installed on your system,
   overwrite them only if something is not working correctly.
   Before overwriting them, it is a good idea to back them or move them to
   another folder - just in case something goes wrong.»

But I think it should mention, like the manual web page does, that for some extensions 
to work the DLLs needed are in the \php\dlls directory. Most people look at the 
"Install.txt" for installation instructions. I never imagined that the installation 
instruction in the php web site would contain vital information that the "Install.txt" 
didn't have.

Previous Comments:

[2001-09-06 19:46:43] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Perhaps this manual page would give some help:

ie. You propably haven't copied the needed dll file
from dlls folder in the distribution package to the 
system32 folder..



[2001-09-06 19:41:21] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

This bug has been reported before but due to lack of feedback the developers seem to 
have decided to close it. But the bug remains.

After uncommenting the "extension=php_interbase.dll" line in php.ini, php shows the 
following error in a dialog box:

    Unable to load dynamic library 'c:\php\extensions\php_interbase.dll'

This happens:
  - To php_interbase.dll but not with php_imap.dll and others.
  - No matter PHP is running as CGI or ISAPI module
  - A user ( has reported 
success by putting PHP_INTERBASE.DLL in the SYSTEM32 folder. But I haven't.
  - I've seen it happen in four computers: two of them running Win2000 Server and the 
other two running Win2000 Professional.

What is strange about this bug is that I've installed PHP with this module in my 
computer once in the past and it worked...

This bug has compromised the use of PHP in one of my company's project. Who knows how 
many PHP+Interbase projects have been aborted because of this bug?


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