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According to the docs I must reinstall PHP in order to get PHP FTP support: http://www.php.net/manual/en/ftp.installation.php

Is this correct? Is there no way I could just enable a mode or put an extra parameter somewhere? My server runs a live environment :-\

OS: SUSE Linux

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Tell us your operating system. –  Janne Pikkarainen Sep 20 '11 at 13:04
    
Doh! Sorry I missed that hugely important detail –  Webnet Sep 20 '11 at 13:29

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I think in SuSE you can install the FTP module for PHP with

zypper install php5-ftp

Then just restart Apache.

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How come the docs don't mention anything about this? So apparently you don't have to install it at the same time as PHP –  Webnet Sep 20 '11 at 13:37
    
PHP docs are generally for developers and do not tell a word about how to install foo in operating system bar; that detail is left to user/admin of OS bar :) –  Janne Pikkarainen Sep 20 '11 at 13:42

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