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php – Fatal error: Call to undefined function pg_connect

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Questions:

I am using Windows 7, php 5.3.5 and WAMP server. I have two php files: trigger.php and background.php.
I want to run background.php as a background process. I have to call this file from trigger.php. To accomplish this I used below method.
I included following code in trigger.php to make background.php to process in background.

$handle = popen('start /b C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.5\php.exe     C:\wamp\www\email3.php','r');

in background.php I have the follwing code to connect to database.

$conn_string = "host=localhost port=5432 dbname=tagbase user=postgres password=postgres";  

now, on parsing this line am getting the follwing error :

Fatal error: Call to undefined function pg_connect() in C:\wamp\www\background.php on line 3 Call Stack: 0.0002 322792 1. {main}() C:\wamp\www\background.php:0

By searching in in the internet I found some solutions, and made changes as recommended below in php.ini,

uncommented, extension=php_pdo_pgsql.dll,
uncommented, extension=php_pgsql.dll,
uncommented, extension_dir = "c:/wamp/bin/php/php5.3.5/ext/",

also I do have php_pdo_pgsql.dll and php_pgsql.dll files in c:/wamp/bin/php/php5.3.5/ext/ folder.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

How to&Answers:

Apache 2.2.X configuration

Add the next line to the Apache 2.2.x httpd.conf configuration:

LoadFile "C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/{version}/bin/libpq.dll"

Above line must be entered before the next line.

LoadModule php5_module "c:/wamp/bin/php/php5.2.11/php5apache2_2.dll"

PHP 5.2.X Configuration

Enable the following two lines in the php.ini configuration file. By ‘Enable’ i mean, remove trailing ; (semicolon). By these, you un-comment the line.

extension=php_pdo_pgsql.dll
extension=php_pgsql.dll

Restart WAMP

Test by adding this in your index.php

echo extension_loaded('pgsql') ? 'yes':'no';

(source: http://www.plaatsoft.nl/wamp-postgresql-integration/)

Answer:

if we install WAMP server, we will get two php.ini files.
one in C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.5 and another in C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\bin.

if we execute a php file from browser, then php.ini file in C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\bin will be referred.
if we execute a php file from command line, then php.ini file in C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.5 will be referred.

what ever the changes i made enable/disable the dll in PHP->PHP extensions,all the changes will be saved in
C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\bin\php.ini file. but C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.5\php.ini file remains unchanged.

for my problem, i made the following changes

uncommented, extension=php_pdo_pgsql.dll,
uncommented, extension=php_pgsql.dll,
uncommented, extension_dir = "c:/wamp/bin/php/php5.3.5/ext/",

in C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.5\php.ini file. Now its working good. 🙂

Answer:

In my case with
Apache/2.4.10
PHP Version 5.4.32
PostgeSQL 9.3
I added libpq.dll into Apache httpd.conf from PHP catalog because Apache refused to start with libpq.dll from PostgreSQL 9.3