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I don't even know where to begin to be honest.

Trying to use an external API that requires SSL connections, I discover that SSL in needed on cURL, but this (apparently) requires PHP to be reinstalled and compiled with cURL / SSL support.

Not really experienced with compiling PHP, and I'm not sure if our server even has make or build, the only luck I've had is with rpm's before.

This really isn't in my job description. Any help most most welcome!

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If you have redhat.. and fine with the stock php it includes

yum install php-curl

Then restart apache

service httpd restart
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Or just killall -HUP httpd. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 11 '10 at 12:37
Loaded plugins: security epel | 3.4 kB 00:00 dries | 951 B 00:00 rpmforge | 1.1 kB 00:00 primary.xml.gz | 3.6 MB 00:02 rpmforge 10064/10064 Setting up Install Process Parsing package install arguments No package php-curl available. Nothing to do - I don't seem to have any of the stock RHEL repositories. – Kevin Sedgley Jun 14 '10 at 11:44
Then you are not running a registered version of redhat. You can use to the CentOS yum repos – Mike Jun 14 '10 at 17:23

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