This tutorial covers how to compile oci8 lib with php5 on Ubuntu Server.
For this edition it is assumed that you are issuing these commands from the command line.
Open a Terminal “CTRL+ALT+T” and issue a sudo -i
apt-get install apache2
Install required PHP5 modules and libraries
apt-get install php5-common php5 php5-dev libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli
Install the build-essential and php-pear packages
apt-get install build-essential php-pear
IMPORTANT! Install libaio1 library. This is what I was having serious issues with originally.
apt-get install libaio1
Download the new Instantclient and SDK zip files from Oracle.
In my case the files are called Basic.zip and Sdk.zip Initially these files will be saved in my home directory under the Documents folder /home/ubuntu/Documents/
create a directory to house the zip files once they are uncompressed
move the .zip files in the “Documents” directory to the /opt/oracle directory
mv /home/ubuntu/Documents/*.zip /opt/oracle
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