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If you would like to create PDFs on the fly with PHP you will need to install PDFlib.

There is a bunch of documentation but these are the steps I used for centos 5.5

Keep in mind not all these commands work for Cent but I just through everything at it.

if you get to the ./configure make and get the error no gcc type: yum install gcc

 

pecl install pdflib
apt-get install php-pear
peardev install pecl/pdflib
aptitude install php-pear
yum install php-pear*
peardev install pecl/pdflib
mkdir installs
cd installs

mkdir pdf
cd pdf
wget http://www.pdflib.com/binaries/PDFlib/705/PDFlib-Lite-7.0.5p3.tar.gz
tar -xzvf PDFlib-Lite-7.0.5p3.tar.gz
cd pdf
ls
cd..
ls
cd pdf
./configure && make && make install


pecl install pdflib
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 path:  /usr/local


nano /etc/php.d/pdf.ini
add line: extension=pdf.so

service httpd restart

 

PHP info should show

 

PDF Supportenabled
PDFlib GmbH Version 7.0.5p3
PECL Version 2.1.9
Revision $Revision: 325992 $