On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:30 PM, Nilesh Govindarajan <li...@itech7.com>wrote:
> On 04/01/10 23:03, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:
>>> libphp5.so doesn't need the php binary.
>> You're right, and of course not. libphp5.so
>> *is* a "PHP binary" :-)
>> I've confirmed this using a test.
>>> My local apache is configured to use libphp5.so
>>> I moved /usr/bin/php to /root, then started apache and ran drupal. It
>>> This confirms that libphp5.so is independent of the php binary in
>>> /usr/bin as I suggested earlier.
>> No one was questioning that .. or at least, I wasn't.
>> One is an executable binary file ... a program.
>> The other is also a binary file, but it's a _library_.
>> What I said was you need one or the other. "A" binary
>> file, either the Apache SO or the "binary" interpreter...
>> It's possible to configure Apache to use a PHP executable
>> (CGI), and the CGI and CLI executables are similar, if
>> not identical.
>> I dunno if anyone actually does that anymore, though. :-)
>> Ashley said "The libphp5.so is the Apache module that
>> links PHP into Apache. You need this and PHP installed
>> if you want to use PHP in Apache." Devendra apparently
>> misinterpreted this to mean that you need both the SO and
>> the binary interpreter, but you don't. You DO need the
>> rest of the PHP extensions, libraries, config files, etc.
>> ... a "PHP installation", whether or not your have the
>> CLI binary is not that important, although I always do
>> since I like to run system scripts in PHP via cron, etc.
>> Kevin Kinsey
> LOL. Super misunderstanding. Anyway, I did that test to help Devendra.
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I think I am clear with everything now.. Good.. Thank you very much Nilesh,
kevin, Ashley & all.