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    Installing cUrl

    I don't have much experience installing packages on a live server.

    I'm trying to install cURL. I've already got the full LAMP stack installed, but when I try to install cURL I receive a notice saying other packages will be installed:
    libapache2-mod.php5
    php5-cli
    php5-common
    php5-d
    php5-mysql

    I know the server already has some of these packages installed. Will these new installations override my existing packages? If so, could this corrupt my configs?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Installing cUrl

    I'm not on Ubuntu anymore but. Yes, most likely.

    Are you doing?:
    apt-get install php-curl

    or

    apt-get install php5-curl

    How did you install PHP? What package?

    I always compile from source for best control. Eg:
    ./configure --enable-fpm --enable-session --enable-xml --enable-libxml --with-mysqli --with-zlib --with-bz2 --with-curl --with-gd --with-openssl

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    Re: Installing cUrl

    I attempted install with apt-get install php5-curl.

    Sorry I can't answer your second question. I'm not sure how all the LAMP packages were installed, as I didn't do them myself.

    To compile from source, I found this article, steps 12-16.

    Would this be your suggestion?

    Thank you for your prompt initial reply.

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    Re: Installing cUrl

    curl doesn't have those dependencies you mention. Those must be coming from some other source. AFAIK installing them will not overwrite existing configuration files, but they are not needed for curl itself.

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    Re: Installing cUrl

    Yes follow steps 12 to 16. Then after "make install" you just have to add curl to php.ini

    example:
    extension="curl.so"

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    Re: Installing cUrl

    @Lars, yes I was confused why I as told to add these unrelated packages. cURL is the first thing I've tried installing since running apt-get update this morning. Could this be Ubuntu's way of telling me to update those packages?

    @Hydn thanks again for your help. I'm still a little skittish when it comes to CLI so compiling things manually makes me nervous. But these instructions look simple enough. Ill do some more reasearch why apt-get is asking for these things. If I can't find an answer I'll do the manual compile this evening

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    Re: Installing cUrl

    It depends on what the text is that precedes the list of packages. You can update the system with upgrade.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

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