How to configure-add java extension for php on CentOS 5

How to configure-add java extension for php on CentOS 5

Here I have used php version 5.2.11 and to jdk-6u18-linux-x64.bin

( from given JAVA download link)

[ ~]# yum  -y install httpd php php-devel php-gd php-cli php-xml php-ldap php-common php-pear php-pdo

Install java jdk and set env in ~/.bashrc also run this on CLI to verify before next step.

export JAVA_HOME=//usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18
export PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:$PATH

[ ~]# echo $JAVA_HOME

Now set the dynamic linker library path into /etc/


[ ~]# ldconfig

Now download php-java-bridge source rpm

[ ~]# wget

unpack the php-java-bridge rpm

[ ~]# rpm2cpio php-java-bridge-4.1.8-1.src.rpm | cpio -ivd
16155 blocks

untar the php-java-bridge and configure the module

[ ~]# tar xzf php-java-bridge_4.1.8.tar.gz && cd php-java-bridge-4.1.8

[ ~]# phpize

[ ~]# ./configure –with-java=$JAVA_HOME  &&  make &&  make install

[ ~]# echo “” > /etc/php.d/java.ini

open the php.ini and edit the at the end of file


Now restart apache
[ ~]# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

[ ~]# php -i | grep java
java support => Enabled
java bridge => 4.1.8
java.java_home => => java
java.log_file => <stderr>
java.log_level => no value (use back-end’s default level)
java.security_policy => Off
java command =>  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib64/php/modules:/usr/lib/ java -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib64/php/modules -Djava.class.path=/usr/lib64/php/modules/JavaBridge.jar -Djava.awt.headless=true LOCAL:9267 1
java status => running
java server => 9267
PATH => /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin
JAVA_HOME => /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18
_SERVER[“PATH”] => /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin
_SERVER[“JAVA_HOME”] => /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18
_ENV[“PATH”] => /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin
_ENV[“JAVA_HOME”] => /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_18

Test your code in test.php and run to check
// get instance of Java class java.lang.System in PHP
$system = new Java(‘java.lang.System’); // demonstrate property access
print ‘Java version=’.$system->getProperty(‘java.version’).’ ‘;
print ‘Java vendor=’ .$system->getProperty(‘java.vendor’).’ ‘;
print ‘OS=’.$system->getProperty(‘’).’ ‘.
$system->getProperty(‘os.version’).’ on ‘.
$system->getProperty(‘os.arch’).’ ‘; // java.util.Date example
$formatter = new Java(‘java.text.SimpleDateFormat’,
“EEEE, MMMM dd, yyyy ‘at’ h:mm:ss a zzzz”); print $formatter->format(new Java(‘java.util.Date’));

[ ~]# php test.php
Java version=1.6.0_18 Java vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc. OS=Linux 2.6.18-53.el5xen on amd64 Friday, January 22, 2010 at 4:44:48 AM Pacific Standard Time


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