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Getting MSSQL to Work with PHP on Ubuntu 10.0.4

September 27, 2010

After about 2 hours of Googling, I finally found this gem showing you how to get the MSSQL module installed on Ubuntu for PHP. Take my advice, DON’T go the ODBC route — it’s frought with peril.

The only thing that seems to have changed between that post and 10.0.4 is that sudo apt-get source php5 put the php5 source in my home directory (~) instead of the a system directory. I also had to install php5-dev in order to get access to phpize. Everything else was a breeze!

Just in case it should ever go away, here’s the exact steps I took to install on Ubuntu 10.0.4:

sudo apt-get install php5-dev
sudo apt-get source php5
cd ~/php5-5.3.2/ext/mssql
sudo phpize
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install


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