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Installing the MongoDB PHP Driver with PECL

Information for installing this PECL extension may be found in the manual chapter titled Installation of PECL extensions. Additional information such as new releases, downloads, source files, maintainer information, and a CHANGELOG, can be located here: »

Linux, Unix, and OS X users may run the following command to install the driver:

$ sudo pecl install mongodb

Note: Installing the driver via PECL will use bundled versions of » libbson and » libmongoc and rely on PHP to find OpenSSL (i.e. PHP_SETUP_OPENSSL). If the build process fails to find OpenSSL, check that the OpenSSL development package (e.g. libssl-dev) and » pkg-config are both installed.

Add the following line to your php.ini file:

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contact ? automatix : info
6 months ago
An additional requirement might be pkg-config (on Ubuntu 14.04).

$ pecl install mongodb
configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's libraries
ERROR: `/tmp/pear/temp/mongodb/configure --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config' failed


$ apt-get install pkg-config
Setting up pkg-config (0.26-1ubuntu4) ...
$ pecl install mongodb
Build process completed successfully
Installing '/usr/lib/php/20151012/'
install ok: channel://
configuration option "php_ini" is not set to php.ini location
You should add "" to php.ini
Tim Greiser
6 months ago
[Editor's note: fixed typo]

There are some additional requirements you need to build the pecl package.

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config libssl-dev libsslcommon2-dev
3 months ago
I got an error "fatal error: pcre.h: No such file or directory" and had to also had to install another dependency

sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev
rafael_xuvisco at yahoo dot com dot br
2 months ago
Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config libssl-dev libsslcommon2-dev

sudo pecl install mongodb

add in fpm and cli:

sudo vim /etc/php/7.0/fpm/conf.d/30-mongodb.ini

sudo vim /etc/php/7.0/cli/conf.d/30-mongodb.ini

Restart service:

sudo systemctl restart php7.0-fpm

sudo systemctl reload nginx
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