[CentOS] php on command line problems

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 00:59:03 UTC 2006

On 3/30/06, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> wrote:
> The installed php on CentOS/RHEL is the CGI version. This means I should
> be able to get command line arguments with $GLOBALS['argv'] or
> $_SERVER['argv']. That's how the php documentation tells and how it works
> f.i. on Suse.
> However, on CentOS I get them only when I use the -n switch to php (no
> php.ini). The problem with -n is that php cannot find the mysql_connect
> function for some unknown reason.
> So, how can I get to argv without using -n?
> Or can I add the cli version with an additional rpm? I search with yum for
> php-cli and cli-php, but didn't find such a package.
The mysql functionality is loaded as a module which is included from
php.ini. If you don't load php.ini, you get no mysql.

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