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One can use the a2enmod [module] command to enable mods located in /etc/apache2/mods-available. But what about mods in /etc/php5/mods-available? When I try to enable a mod in this directory (eg. xdebug), I get the following error:

ERROR: Module xdebug does not exist!

Yet, /etc/php5/mods-available/xdebug.ini exists.

I understand a2enmod may work only with *.load files (it makes sense since *.ini files are just configuration files) but then what's the correct way of enabling modules located in /etc/php5/mods-available?

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You should use php5enmod to enable PHP modules.

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  • Indeed it's a PHP module, not an Apache module.. Thank you! – GuiTeK Aug 20 '14 at 21:22

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