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I am running elastic beanstalk on AWs. using 64bit unix php 5.3.

I am wanting to install mongo driver so php will talk to mongo.

the usual command is:

sudo pecl install mongo

According to AWS support, the way to do it is via a .config file in .ebextensions. I cont seem to figure out the format that it needs to be in order to run a script to do it.

the script i am writing looks like this:

#!/bin/bash
sudo pecl install mongo

and the .config file I have looks like:

container_commands:
 command:
    command:        bash .ebextensions/mongo.sh

I must be doing it quite wrong because each time I try to deploy, it errors on trying to run the command.

The end result I want it to have mongo php extension installed using the .config method

Thanks for your help

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I accomplished this creating a config file with this content:

container_commands:
01-command:
    command: pecl install mongo
    ignoreErrors: true

And it worked, I am just wondering if elasticbeanstalk is installing the extension every time I deploy a new version of my application. I know I can test if the extension is already installed but I'm not how to do that.

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yes it will try to, I got around that by writing a file to the server after successfully installing it, and then on each deployment it just checks if the file exists and if so, ignore the install command. –  Charlie Smith Jul 11 '13 at 12:54

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