httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From slartybartfast <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PDO install kills webserver
Date Sun, 28 Sep 2008 13:50:47 GMT

Thanks to those who responded, hope this answers your combined questions...

[Sun Sep 28 07:55:57 2008] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper:
/usr/sbin/apache2: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/php5/20060613/
undefined symbol: php_pdo_get_dbh_ce

The above is from my apache2 error.log.  As a newbie (and fairly clueless),
this doesn't mean much to me, however I see it does mention pdo_mysql, which
is strange because I don't have MySQL on the machine (I use PostgreSQL), and
pdo_mysql is not referenced in the php.ini file.

I've tried removing pdo_pgsql from php.ini and removing the PDO package in
an attempt to recover, but it still fails -- seems unrecovereable once it
happens.  I have also posted on php boards.

Hope this sheds some light....

slartybartfast wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a server (on Ubuntu Hardy Heron) with SSH, Apache2,
> PHP 5.2.x, Ruby, ProFtpd, and PostgreSQL 8.3, and want to use PDO.  I set
> up everything but the PDO, and all works beautifully - very pleased with
> myself as I've never touched Linux before.  Then I try to set up PDO, and
> I plummet to earth with a thud.
> I run:
> pecl install pdo
> pecl install pdo_pgsql
> I add to php.ini:
> then restart apache:
> /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload
> /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
> and I get the message
> httpd (no pid file) not running
> and from that point on I could not browse to my webserver, got...
> Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at
> Never had that error before until I installed PDO, and was able to get a
> connection.  So I rebuilt the server from bottom up, documenting every
> step, and again all was working until I installed PDO and changed the
> php.ini file -- then Apache (or something) breaks.
> Please help -- I'm baffled

View this message in context:
Sent from the Apache HTTP Server - Users mailing list archive at

The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
   "   from the digest:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message