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Installing the SourceGuardian PHP Extension for CentOS 6.6 (64-bit/amd64/x86_64)

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Installations of VIMP Light, VIMP Community, VIMP Professional, VIMP Ultimate [Standard] and VIMP Corporate require the PHP extension SourceGuardian.

This article explains the installation of the extension for CentOS release 6.6 (Final) 64-bit, further information on the usage can be found here.

If you have a 32-bit system (e.g. i686), just change the wget command, that downloads the loader. You find an overview of all loaders on the SourceGuardian-website.

First create a temporary folder "loader" at /usr/src/:

mkdir /usr/src/loader
cd /usr/src/loader

Download the sourceguardian package (64-bit here) directly into the new folder:

wget <a href=""></a>

Now extract the file:

tar xzf loaders.linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Copy the file that meets your PHP version like this:

cp ixed.5.3.lin /usr/lib64/php/modules/

"ts" in the filenames means "Thread Safety". If "Thread Safety" is enabled (usually not), copy the file ixed.5.3ts.lin instead.

Now create the sourceguardian configuration file.

cd /etc/php.d/ 
touch sourceguardian.ini 
joe sourceguardian.ini

Write this to the file:


and save it.

Now restart Apache:

service httpd configtest
service httpd restart

Now the extension is installed for apache2 and CLI and VIMP will be decrypted.

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