Install PDFLib with PHP

July 9th, 2009

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To install the PDFLib functionality you need to do the following (on an Ubuntu box).

cd /tmp
tar xvfz PDFlib-7.0.4p1-Linux.tar.gz</pre>

Then install PDFLib using pecl:

sudo pecl install pdflib

This will ask for the path to PDFlib headers. Select '1' and enter:


Then hit enter. It should then finish.

Finally, add the pdf module to the PHP configuration and restart apache:

sudo echo "" &gt; /etc/php5/conf.d/libpdf.ini
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

To check that it works, enter:

> php -i | grep "PDFlib GmbH"
PDFlib GmbH Version =&gt; 7.0.4p1