Explains how to define the PHP_INI_SCAN_DIR environmental variable –
by initialization of the environment for the user which runs the apache2 daemon.
It’s the same as the PHP “./configure –with-config-file-scan-dir” parameter – but at runtime.
So there is no need to recompile PHP only because changing the INI file location –
While I rather had the initial problem, that the parameter wasn’t picked up at compile time.
One has to stop the daemon in the first place:
service httpd stop
… and then edit the configuration file:
In order to define an additional PHP initialization directory to scan:
Then restart the daemon again:
service httpd start
That directory should now be listed under “Scan this dir for additional .ini files”:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>