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I'm trying to compile PHP 5.3.3 and after a lot of ups and downs, I finally did 'make' it followed by 'make install' which just shows this:

root@server [/tmp/php-5.3.3]# make install
Installing PHP SAPI module:       cgi
Installing PHP CGI binary: /usr/bin/
Installing PHP CLI binary:        /usr/bin/
Installing PHP CLI man page:      /usr/share/man/man1/
Installing shared extensions:     /usr/lib64/20090626/
Installing build environment:     /usr/lib64/build/
Installing header files:          /usr/include/php/
Installing helper programs:       /usr/bin/
  program: phpize
  program: php-config
Installing man pages:             /usr/share/man/man1/
  page: phpize.1
  page: php-config.1
/tmp/php-5.3.3/build/shtool install -c ext/phar/phar.phar /usr/bin
ln -s -f /usr/bin/phar.phar /usr/bin/phar
Installing PDO headers:          /usr/include/php/ext/pdo/

It does not look like its done, because /usr/lib64/httpd/modules/ still shows an old date:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3193768 Mar 31  2010
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You need build apache2handler:

$./configure --with-apxs2

Then clean build directory and build php:

$make clean
$make install


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Didnt' quite work - said "Sorry, I cannot run apxs. Possible reasons follow: 1. Perl is not installed 2. apxs was not found. Try to pass the path using --with-apxs2=/path/to/apxs 3. Apache was not built using --enable-so (the apxs usage page is displayed)" – siliconpi Oct 18 '10 at 12:07
Where / how can I download this apxs module? Please dont tell me that I have to make/compile apache as well!! – siliconpi Oct 18 '10 at 12:08
install httpd-dev – bindbn Oct 18 '10 at 14:51
Thanks - that set me on the correct path! – siliconpi Oct 19 '10 at 2:51

In the ./configure of php is possible that you select a prefix, but it is not necessary and you can compile with only ./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql.

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Of course it didn't update mod_php. You told it to build cgi instead.

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Did I?? I took the ./configure options from what PHP 5.1.6 "Configure Command" showed me in phpinfo() before upgrading. – siliconpi Oct 18 '10 at 11:49
Well, your output above reads "cgi". – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 18 '10 at 11:52
You're right - trying to work on the --with-apxs2 option... – siliconpi Oct 18 '10 at 12:12

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