I wanted to install a new WordPress plugin this evening but I kept getting a curl_init() error. I took this to mean that my copy of PHP was not compiled with Curl support. So I did what any system admin would do and recompiled 1 PHP with Curl support. As usual 2, once I completed compiling PHP, I couldn’t get Apache to restart. There’s nothing like hitting one of my websites and being presented with a download prompt, because my browser wants to download the PHP page rather than display it. That would be because Apache didn’t fire back up.
Well, after what seemed like an eternity I finally recompiled Apache and PHP without Curl support. Everything is now back in order. And goodbye Adsense Logger, you looked to be a pretty cool plugin.
- I recompiled Apache too which was probably not smart. I should of just recompiled PHP and left Apache alone but I’m too worried to try it again. [back]
- I say “as usual” because at least 50% of the time where I need to mess with my server software something goes wrong and I have to spend hours trying to fix whatever went wrong. [back]