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Manually Installing the MongoDB PHP Driver

For driver developers and people interested in the latest bugfixes, you can compile the driver from the latest source code on » Github. Run the following commands to clone and build the project:

$ git clone https://github.com/mongodb/mongo-php-driver.git
$ cd mongo-php-driver
$ git submodule update --init
$ phpize
$ ./configure
$ make all
$ sudo make install

If your system has multiple version of PHP installed (e.g. macOS default and » XAMPP), note that each version of PHP has its own phpize command and php.ini file.

By default, the driver will use bundled versions of » libbson and » libmongoc and attempt to configure them on its own. If libbson and libmongoc are already installed as system libraries, you can instruct the driver to utilize them by specifying --with-libbson=yes --with--libmongoc=yes as arguments to configure.

For a complete list of configure options, run configure --help.

When using bundled versions of libbson and libmongoc, the driver will also attempt to select an SSL library according to the --with-mongodb-ssl option for configure. The default value is --with-mongodb-ssl=auto, which will search for Secure Transport (macOS only), OpenSSL, and LibreSSL, in that order. Additionally, you may specify openssl, libressl, or darwin to force selection of a particular library, respectively.

Note:

If the build process fails to find an SSL library, check that the development packages (e.g. libssl-dev) and » pkg-config are both installed.

When using Homebrew on macOS, it is common for a system to have multiple versions of OpenSSL installed. To ensure that the desired version of OpenSSL is selected, the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable may be used to control the search path for pkg-config. If pkg-config is not used, configure also supports a --with-openssl-dir=DIR argument, which can be used to specify a manual search path (for OpenSSL only).

The final build step, make install, will report where mongodb.so has been installed, similar to:

Installing shared extensions:     /usr/lib/php/extensions/debug-non-zts-20151012/

Ensure that the extension_dir option in php.ini points to the directory where mongodb.so was installed. You can query for the option by running:

$ php -i | grep extension_dir
  extension_dir => /usr/lib/php/extensions/debug-non-zts-20151012 =>
                   /usr/lib/php/extensions/debug-non-zts-20151012

If the directories differ, either change extension_dir in php.ini or manually move mongodb.so to the correct directory.

Finally, add the following line to your php.ini file:

extension=mongodb.so

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chatocoral at gmail dot com
1 year ago
You think this is to complicated? You use Ubuntu 14 or 16? use this:

sudo apt-get install php-mongodb

This installs everything you need to use MongoDB inside PHP.

Don't stop using MongoDB, is the best that will happen to you.

You're Welcome.
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fgm at osinet dot fr
2 years ago
a) If your git version is not recent enough, as can happen e.g. on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, git submodule --init won't exist
In that case use:

    git submodule init
    git submodule update

b) make install does not create a mongodb.conf configuration file to support the debian/ubuntu PHP versions phpenmod/phpdismod commands. To have them work:

- do not add the extension=mongodb.so line to php.ini
- add it to a mongodb.ini file in the PHP mods-available directory
- the commands will then work for this extension

c) if you have multiple versions of PHP on a system such as b), the phpenmod/phpdismod commands may fail if the extension is not built for the default PHP CLI version. To have it be enabled for a specific version, use the -v argument, like

    phpenmod -v php7.1 mongodb
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