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How to enable cURL php extension on Debian Wheezy?

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I just upgraded Squeeze to Wheezy, and have difficulties with cURL PHP extension: I can't enable it.

I have installed following packages related to this issue: curl, libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls, php5-curl.

I have in /etc/php5/mods-available/curl.ini

; configuration for php CURL module
; priority=20
extension=curl.so

I know that cURL extension is not enabled because I want to install Moodle and it complains about cURL extension. How can I solve this problem?

posted Jun 1, 2013 by anonymous

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Have you enabled the extension as well? That looks like the standard set-up, which means that curl.ini is available, but you still have to enable it. Check in /etc/php5/conf.d to see if there's a symlink in there, otherwise look through the various bits to see if it's included somewhere in one of the stock php.ini files.

Here's an example from one of my servers:

$ ll mods-available/
total 4.0K
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66 Sep 15 2012 pdo.ini

$ ll conf.d/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Sep 24 2012 10-pdo.ini -> ../mods-available/pdo.ini

If you make changes here, ensure you restart your sever.

answer Jun 1, 2013 by anonymous
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