PHP4, how to use?

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PHP4, how to use?

Postby alexw » 04. December 2007 19:05

I have the latest Xampp Basic Package.
Its included the Php5 and 4.
But i have an dll that only works with php4.
But how do i add that extension?

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Postby Izzy » 05. December 2007 02:14

To switch to php4 run the xampp\php-switch.bat - type 4 to swap or x to cancel and exit.

Do the same procedure above to switch back to php5 but type 5 instead of 4 when given the choice.

To add an extension in php4 that is not there already, copy your dll to the extension directory defined in xampp\php\php4\php4.ini file which usually is
In my php4.ini file:
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; Directory in which the loadable extensions (modules) reside.
extension_dir = "C:\xampp\php\extensions\"

Add your dll to the relevant section of the php4.ini file mentioned above following the syntax of the extensions already included there then restart Apache.
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; Dynamic Extensions ;
; If you wish to have an extension loaded automatically, use the following
; syntax:
;   extension=modulename.extension

Uncomments any of the commented extensions you require but only those that you need should be uncommented.
For example
remove the comment ; to be

Restart Apache and go to http://localhost/xampp/phpinfo.php to check that you now have the version you want and any extensions are showing that you added and/or uncommented.

Remember to always make a backup of any configuration or ini file before editing.

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Postby alexw » 05. December 2007 19:28

Thx, it works. 8)
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