Update Zend Server MySQL extensions

As the MySQL extensions with Zend Server are out of date, I decided to update them as it’s pretty simple to do.

Install the source package:

sudo apt-get install php-5.2-source-zend-server


sudo apt-get install php-5.3-source-zend-server

Install the MySQL client dev package:

sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient16-dev

Install autoconf:

sudo apt-get install autoconf

From this point onwards I ran as root as saves time having to sudo everything, I have also created symlinks for the binaries in /usr/local/zend/bin to /usr/local (php, phpize, php-config, pear, pecl etc)

Change to the extensions directory of the source you just installed:

cd /usr/local/zend/share/php-source/php-5.3.2/

There are 3 extensions that need to be recompiled mysql, mysqli and pdo_mysql, the following procedure is the same for all 3:

cd mysql
cp modules/mysql.so /usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions/

Finally restart Zend Server and all the MySQL extensions will be using the latest libraries.


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