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Install and configure php dbase on ubuntu 10.10 and php 5.2.10

Ubuntu doesn't provides any package for php5 dbase support. So to install and configure php 5 dbase support you need to download the appropriate php source code from the website at for the latest one and for the old versions you can download from

The procedure to configure and install php5 dbase package is mentioned here.

Install the following package. if you already have then omit this step

$ apt-get install php5-dev

Download the php source code and extract the source code in some directory.

Navigate to the downloaded php source code directory by following the below mentioned step

$ cd PHP-SOURCE-CODE_DIR/ext/dbase

After that execute
$ phpize

$ ./configure

Followed by a,
$ make

$ cp modules/* /usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/

Edit the php.ini
$ vim /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

In the extention section add,


Restart Apache

$ /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

That's it. You have php5-dbase installed.

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