My ultimate goal is to install OwnCloud on my Debian box, a 64-bit squeeze.
My setup is pretty simple. I have installed OpenPanel which in turn installs all of the required LAMP modules via APT-GET. This installs PHP5.3.7 on my system, and points Apache2 to use it, all nice and proper.
However, OwnCloud requires mbstring to be enabled in PHP. This requires me to compile my own version of PHP with the
--with-mbstring configuration option, as the PHP bundled in the Debian repositories seemingly won't have that, and there is no such package as
php5-mbstring as there used to be with PHP4.
I have compiled the PHP using the tutorial found here, omitting APXS2 from the config (as I couldn't get it to work for the love of me) and substituting 5.2 with 5.4. However, the Apache2 installed by APT-GET (in
/etc/apache2) will not recognize this, and continues to say "5.3.7".
I have also tried to first compile the PHP, and then install OpenPanel, to no avail.
Having OpenPanel is essential, as it will help my customers manage their DNSs, domains, and databases, as well as Shell access.
Having OpenCloud is necessary also, because my clients require the use of an opensource collaboration suite.
How do I achieve this.
(Previously asked on stackoverflow.com but figured it didn't belong there.)