DB2, Linux and PHP

If you want to use DB2 as a back end database for PHP, then you have to do the following.

If you have not allready installed Apache and PHP, you do it with

sudo apt-get install php5 php5-dev php5-gd php-pear

If you allready have Apache and PHP installed, then install just php-pear (unless it also is already installed). Now you can download, compile and install db2-module for PHP. You must have working internet connection to do this. Execute command

sudo pecl install ibm_db2

Script asks path to existing DB2 installation. The path you should give is


If compilation and installation was successful there is one last step. You have to modify the file /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and add there following lines in the Extensions section


Then restart Apache with

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


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