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zizifu at gmail dot com
1 year ago
CentOS 6.2 64bit Installation Steps:

1. download the libssh2 package from, command as following:
tar vxzf libssh2-1.4.2.tar.gz
cd libssh2-1.4.2
make install

2. download the php-ssh2 package from

tar vxzf ssh2-0.11.3
cd ssh2-0.11.3
./configure --with-ssh2
make install

and the file will copy into /usr/lib64/php/modules
check it.

3. modify the php.ini

vi /etc/php.ini

add the "" to the extension part of php.ini

4. check the environment of php, use phpinfo();

5. enjoy
dreadwestern at gmail dot com
2 years ago
Steps for installing the extension package on Debian systems:

> sudo apt-get install libssh2-php
> sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
imedina at grosshat dot com
3 years ago
Using PECL it must be specified the channel, since the beta version has to be choosen instead of stable one:

$ pecl install ssh2 channel://
arie dot mail at gmail dot com
5 years ago
Just a little note: when compiling this package after modifying the ssh2.c, do not use pecl build as it will not create an file (although it says it succeeded), use:

./configure --with-ssh2

you then need to copy the file into your extension dir if it didn't do so already.
chris at 3menandarecorder dot com
5 years ago
To help someone avoid the headaches I did for a week. SSH2 functions have problems with the ssh2-beta & libssh2-0.18 even after patching with said patches on the internet.

ssh_exec will work fine
ssh2_shell will not work

In order to use ssh2_shell I had to roll back to libssh2-0.14 in order to get ssh2_shell function to work properly
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