PHP LSAPI Ubuntu Dapper/Edgy debian package How-To (Archive Only)

Original Author: Stephen Leavitt Updates by Martin Lathoud

LSAPI is LiteSpeed's open-source API between external applications and LiteSpeed Web Server. This how-to is for compiling and installing PHP + LSAPI with Ubuntu php sources and create .deb debian style packages that can be used to install PHP+LSAPI on any compatible Ubuntu installation.

Why would one want this? It looks more complicated than the straight-forward php lsapi compile wiki.

  • You have many web application clones running Ubuntu.
  • When there is a new release of PHP-LSAPI or PHP, you just need to compile once, generate a package file, copy php-litespeed_XXX.deb file to all clones and safely update/install the servers without having to worry about misc issues.

1) Make sure you have the latest package database

apt-get update 

2) Get some required packages

apt-get install dpkg-dev devscripts libsnmp-dev
apt-get build-dep php5

3) Get the current php5 source from ubuntu and place in the current folder/path

apt-get source php5 

4) Go into the source directory you just downloaded from above step

cd php5-5.1.6 

5) Download untar latest PHP-LSAPI tarball in sapi/

cd sapi; tar xfvz /path/to/php-litespeed-2.3.tgz; cd ..

6) Download and Test whether patch applies cleanly

patch --dry-run -p1 < ubuntu-php5-litespeed.patch

7) Apply patch if no error in above step

patch -p1 < ubuntu-php5-litespeed.patch

8) Build php5 packages however desired


Go get a cup of joe while everything compiles.

9) A php5-litespeed_xxx.deb file will be created, as with other generated .deb files, in the path above current.

cd ..

10) Install the php5-litespeed package:

dpkg -i php5-litespeed_xxx.deb  

To list the content of package:

dpkg -L php5-litespeed_xxx.deb  

You can change from php4 to php5 by simply editing the command path to /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php5-litespeed in phpLsapi External App

Litespeed php5 binary is by default installed to /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php5-litespeed

Litespeed php5 php.ini is by default installed to /etc/php5/litespeed/php.ini

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