General => Gena01 Blog => Topic started by: Gena01 on March 16, 2009, 10:34:40 am

Title: Testers wanted for upcoming release of PHP Pecl 1.3.5
Post by: Gena01 on March 16, 2009, 10:34:40 am
Last week Christopher Jones ( from Oracle pinged me about a patch I submitted a while back. The patch enables basic Oracle Instant Client detection during configure stage. The patch was meant to simplify install/upgrade of Pecl OCI8 module. After a number of revisions and improvements we have a working test version that will become OCI8 1.3.5.

Christopher also posted a number of blog entries on the changes:
  • Test OCI8 before I release PECL OCI8 1.3.5 (
  • The PHP "./configure --with-oci8" Option in Detail (

This should also really simplify the installation/upgrade process if you are using "pear install pecl/oci8". It should basically install without requiring any user intervention if your Oracle environment is setup properly.

Update #1: Pecl OCI8 1.3.5 is released:

Update #2: Christopher Jones posted more articles on the topic:
  • PECL Install Prompts Explained, With Particular Reference to OCI8 (
  • PHP PECL OCI8 1.3.5 is available (