Configure help using CentOS 5.1

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I have a new server running CentOS 5.1.   I was surprised the stock
PHP excludes MySQL, PDO and a bunch of other popular modules.  I
decided to download the source and compile a version with the modules
I need but I used the phpinfo() configure option and modified my
changes.  What I don't get is stock configure (no changes) won't
compile on my box.  For example in the configure is --with-apxs2=/usr/
sbin/apxs'. I don't even have that binary. How can this run without
that extension?

Next I tried yum list|grep php. I see several packages including php-
mysql.i386 and php-pdo.i386.  So I installed them but phpinfo still
does not show MySql support.

So how do I get MySQL into PHP?  If I compile it looks like need to
also build Apache.  Any direction would be appreciated.

Gary Quiring

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apxs is used to compile the package.  It is not required for running.  
It should be part of your Apache installation; depending on what they  
shipped you, you may have to install an Apache development package or  

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You don't need to build Apache, but you need the Apache module to build  
PHP.  And to add MySQL you use a compile-time flag - I think it's  

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