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How to get Vanilla to recognize curl?


first of all, I'd like to greet the community for such an useful software. I'm new to Vanilla, I just made an installation (the installer worked like a charm) and I'm trying to activate some plugins, to test them.

The thing is that when I try to activate the Twitter or Facebook plugins, Vanilla gives the following error message:

The addon could not be enabled because it generated a fatal error:

This plugin requires curl.

curl is properly installed, and so my question is, what do i need to do to help vanilla "see" that curl is, in fact, installed?

Thanks everyone :)


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    x00x00 MVP
    edited April 2013

    is curl enabled in php?

    $ php -m | grep curl

    or run
    phpinfo(); in php script

    grep is your friend.

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    versvsversvs New
    edited April 2013

    Hi x00,

    thanks for your reply.

    "php -m | grep curl" was not printing a single line on screen, and it was not appearing on phpinfo(); as well.

    So... it put me on the way. The problem is now solved... I didnt know that I had to install a php to curl library :)

    In case someone else finds the same problem, on my system (Ubuntu server) it was solved like this:

    $ sudo apt-get install php5-curl

    $ sudo service apache2 restart

    And thanks again for the pointer ;)

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    yes becuase you need the functions, unless you are calling curl through exec, which would likely complain anyway.

    that is why you have curl_exec.

    grep is your friend.

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