Build pdo_oci.so (or oci8.so) on SLES 11.4 and Oracle 12.1

I recently had to build pdo_oci.so and I could not find a proper guide to do it. Hopefully this one will help someone.

create a file on document root called test.php

vi /srv/www/htdocs/test.php
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Browse to http://yourserverip/test.php, on top is the version mine is 5.3.17
Download the correct source http://php.net/releases/ I used this link http://museum.php.net/php5/php-5.3.17.tar.gz
Now copy the downloaded source to ~/php-build

tar -zxvf php-5.3.17.tar.gz
cd php-5.3.17

Oracle Server installed

I have Oracle 12.1 Server installed on the box so I have ensured the my ORACLE_HOME is correct. Read the docs if you want to use the instant client.

./configure  --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs2 --with-pdo-oci=shared --with-oci8=shared --with-config-file-path=/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini --with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php5/apache2  --with-ldap
make 
cd ext/pdo_oci
;edit the config.m4 file
vi config.m4

search for 11
and change

case $PDO_OCI_VERSION in
9.0|10.1|10.2|11.1|11.2)
PHP_ADD_LIBRARY(clntsh, 1, PDO_OCI_SHARED_LIBADD)
;;

to
case $PDO_OCI_VERSION in
9.0|10.1|10.2|11.1|11.2|12.1|12.2)
PHP_ADD_LIBRARY(clntsh, 1, PDO_OCI_SHARED_LIBADD)
;;

do a pwd make sure you are in ext/pdo_oci directory

phpize
./configure --enable-shared
make

Instant Client

For the instant client you might get error like:
checking Oracle Instant Client library version compatibility… configure: error: Link from /usr/lib/oracle/libclntsh.so to /usr/lib/oracle/libclntsh.so.*

cd /usr/lib/oracle
sudo ln libclntsh.so.12.1 libclntsh.so

Then configure like

./configure  --with-apxs2=/usr/bin/apxs2 --with-pdo-oci=shared,instantclient,/usr/lib/oracle --with-oci8=shared,instantclient,/usr/lib/oracle

To Build the shared object

cd ext/oci8/
phpize
./configure --enable-shared -with-oci8=instantclient,/usr/lib/oracle
make

OR PDO_OCI

cd ext/pdo_oci
phpize
./configure --enable-shared -with-pdo-oci=instantclient,/usr/lib/oracle
make
now there should be a folder modules cd modules ls -l ;should show a pdo_oci.so sudo cp pdo_oci.so /usr/lib64/php5/extensions cd /etc/php5/conf.d/ sudo vi pdo_oci.ini

Add the following to the file :

; comment out next line to disable pdo_oci extension in php
extension=pdo_oci.so

tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log
if you get
Unable to load dynamic library ‘pdo_oci.so’ (tried: /usr/lib/php/[SOMENUMBER]/pdo_oci.so (libmql1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

Add Oracle libs to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH

cd /etc/ld.so.conf.d
#Create file oracle and add /usr/lib/oracle
sudo vi oracle

and if that does not work then

cd /etc/apache2/
sudo vi envvars 
#and add 
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/lib/oracle
#to the end of the file

Restart the apache server or you can do
php -i | grep pdo
to see if its loaded.

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