Subject Re: [firebird-php] Re: PHP Interbase DLL 5.3.5 VC6
Author Lester Caine
p51b.mustang wrote:
> I have the same, frustrating, problem. Windows, Apache,& PHP 5.3.5 with no luck. I think it has something to do with the build as most advice discusses building PHP in linux. I tried to override with the php.ini but the best I could get was "Fatal error: Call to undefined function ibase_connect() in E:\Apache2.2\htdocs\ibshow.php on line 9".
> Just don't know why PHP has to be so complex.

Well you do not HAVE to build anything ... even on windows.

The current problems we have are caused by the windows maintainers on PHP no
longer being prepared to support anything other than their preferred setup, so
everything has to be built with VC9 or they will not incorporate it with the
windows builds :( This is despite the fact that even Microsoft now say there is
no problem linking to third party packages built with earlier versions of VC -
such as the VC6 and VC8 builds of firebird.

CURRENTLY the safest way of setting up windows with Apache and PHP is to use the
VC9 build of Apache at apachelounge -

On top of this we can then use the VC9 x86 Thread Safe build of PHP from

Currently is not available again, and it would seem
that my mirror has also got lost again :( I'm just rebuilding my copy onto a
different server and will post a link when it's back up again. I have been
reworking the original FWAP installation notes following the new 'rules', but
basically FWAP does work 'out of the box' - it just needs a little help plugging
the latest leaks.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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