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If it's something like debian and you want to add an extra database you could just do something like
apt-get install php-missingdatabase
(note that's not the actual command - I can't remember debian. It's just a guide)
If you need to totally recompile for say, optimising, or you don't have a package manager like apt or yum then you'll need to download a version of php and do all that make, make install stuff.
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Redhat with Webmin
> What is the option you wish to add?
Because of the problems I mention here:
My host said I need to change this:
Based on my reading around on the issue it does seem like that's what I need to do, but I'm not totally sure how.
I use Webmin to manage the server, which does have some package management features, but I don't think it allows me to recompile or anything like that...not sure though.
Can one of you tell me how to find the PHP source on my system (told ya I'm a noob)? Once I find that I could try and recompile it.
Also does it matter that php was likely installed from a package? Seems like people differentiate between manually installed and by package, and I'm not sure why...
Thanks for the help!