You will need 'pecl' and 'phpize'. Make sure the php-pear (for pecl) and php-devel (for phpize) packages are installed.
Download pxlib package from pxlib.sourceforge.net. expand/config/make/make install. No tricks there.
pecl install paradox
Edit php.ini or, preferably, create /etc/php.d/paradox.ini to contain:
'php --info | grep paradox' to verify the configuration is read properly and there are no errors. You should see something like...
service httpd restart
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: » http://pecl.php.net/package/paradox
Make sure you have pxlib installed before. If you install pxlib from an rpm or debian package, do not forget to install the development package as well.
FreeBSD users BEWARE, this extension will not compile and install with the "pecl install paradox" command.
The configure script fails because it tries to use a library (libdl.a) that is available by default in Linux but not on FreeBSD. I had to alter the configure script and install the package manually.
I have reported this on the package page as a bug, but there does not seem to be any movement in maintaining this package, so I am posting this here for anyone having trouble trying to install this package on FreeBSD.
This was my experience in Ubuntu distro. I install everything from console. Type:
sudo aptitude install php-pear
sudo aptitude install php5-dev
sudo aptitude install pxlib1
sudo aptitude install pxlib-dev
sudo pecl install paradox
Display your php config by using the phpinfo() and
find the path shown at "Scan this dir for additional .ini files"
In my case I found "/etc/php5/apache2/conf.d"
At this path create a file name "paradox.ini" with this content:
Then type "php --info | grep paradox" to verify the configuration is read properly and there are no errors. You should see something like...
service httpd restart. In my case:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart