Hello Cool CouchBase’ers
We are currently upgrading our CouchBase development machines and installing the lastest version of Ubuntu Desktop (13.10) and applying our usual DevBox configuration management to these machines.
We have noticed some interesting behaviour and are wondering if this has been observed in the labs or on anyone else’s server configuration.
Ubuntu 13.10 by default installs the newer version of PHP (PHP Version 5.5.3-1ubuntu1).
We installed the Couchbase PHP SDK client as we normally would using PECL.
sudo pecl install couchbase
Installation goes fine. We find we need to add the recommended lines to php.ini in both the /etc/php5/cli/php.ini and /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini to work around the issue of the couchbase module loading before the json module.
Running php -m on the command line produces the json warning, however I can see that the couchbase module has loaded. All is looking mighty fine… until we execute the php code.
When the php code is trying to instantiate the new Couchbase object,
$cb = new Couchbase($node, $account, $password, $bucket, true);
it throws the following error
CouchbaseLibcouchbaseException, Failed to create libcouchbase instance.
Output of ldd /usr/lib/php5/20121212/couchbase.so is pasted below.
linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff66ffe000) libcouchbase.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcouchbase.so.2 (0x00007f2936d20000) libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f2936b07000) libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f293673f000) libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f293643b000) libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f2936237000) /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f2937190000)
I would like to understand the possible cause and too troubleshoot this issue with some help from the cool CouchBase community. We would love to get our development machine onto 5.5.3 of PHP and help anyone else in the future who may be experiencing a similar error.
Can anyone recommend some trouble shooting steps that we could try to get the CouchBase PHP SDK client and the CouchBase C libraries creating a libcouchbase instance object ?