Adding Mongo DB driver to XAMPP

Like many developers I use XAMPP for PHP development. But adding PHP extensions in xampp to does not seem to have a direct procedure . So when I wanted mongodb drivers I was on my own to figure out how to get it working . Here is the knowledge I gained .

I am using Ubuntu oneiric ocelot machine so this procedure is similar for all *NIX machines  (Sorry windows users but the procedure must similar).

  1. First download and install Mongo db from mongodb.org/downloads
  2. Secondly download the PHP MongoDB driver source from github.com/mongodb/mongo-php-driver
  3. Now to compile the code
    1. You need phpize to compile the source code, so install php5-devpackage by running `sudo apt-get install php5-dev`
    2. Navigate into the mongo-php-driver directory and run `phpize` on the terminal
    3. Then run `./configure` to check for dependencies
    4. Run `make` to build the package
  4. Assuming XAMPP is installed at `/opt/lampp/` copy `mongo.so` and `mongo.la` from `modules` directory inside mongo-php-driver directory to `/opt/lampp/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/` directory
  5. Add the line `extension=mongo.so` to  `/opt/lampp/etc/php.ini`
  6. Start mongodb and xampp servers and run the program test program from php.net/manual/en/mongo.tutorial.php to check if it is working

 

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8 Comments on “Adding Mongo DB driver to XAMPP”

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  2. Imran Bukhsh says:

    Greetings

    I followed your steps and I am getting the following error:

    Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library ‘/opt/lampp/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/mongo.so’ – /opt/lampp/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/mongo.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 in Unknown on line 0

    I am using the 64 bit of ubuntu

    • Gautam Kumar says:

      The problem is quite easy to figure out from the error itself.
      Xampp is compiled for 32bit systems , but when you compile mongo.so on a 64bit system you get a 64bit version of the driver , So you cannot use them together .

      So try compiling it on a 32bit system and using that .

  3. piperoman says:

    I have a Issue in Step5: Add the line `extension=mongo.so` to `/opt/lampp/etc/php.ini`

    When I add the line, and restart lampp, php doesn’t work. When I go in navigator to my info.php, try to download-it. Only work when I comment that line.

    I have lampp in 32 bits, I have compiled mongo-php-driver with 32 bits flag, and followed all the steps. I tried put: extension_dir=/path/to/no-debug-non-zts-20090626. And use extension complete path: extension=/path/to/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/mongo.so

    Any idea?

  4. nabin kunwar says:

    Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library ‘/opt/lampp/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/mongo.so’ – /opt/lampp/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/mongo.so: undefined symbol: zend_new_interned_string in Unknown on line 0


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