LibXL for PHP5/PHP7 on Ubuntu 14.04/16.04/18.04 Server

This is for iliaal’s php_excel extension – https://github.com/iliaal/php_excel

I found that the installation procedure is a bit different from the official installation method
(There are no ./buildconf file)

Just a quick note for future deployment

1. Install tools, php*-dev for the phpize tool

apt-get install php7.2-dev libxml2-dev git

2. Install LibXL library

wget http://www.libxl.com/download/libxl-lin-3.8.5.tar.gz
tar -zxv -f libxl-lin-3.8.5.tar.gz
cd libxl-3.8.5.0/
cp lib64/libxl.so /usr/lib/libxl.so
mkdir -p /usr/include/libxl_c/
cp include_c/* /usr/include/libxl_c/

(Change lib64 to lib if 32 bit)

3. Compile and install php_excel (LibXL PHP extension)

git clone https://github.com/Jan-E/php_excel.git -b php7-issue241
cd php_excel
phpize
./configure --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config --with-libxl-incdir=/usr/include/libxl_c/ --with-libxml-dir=/usr/include/libxml2/ --with-excel
make
make install

4. Create PHP extension config and enable it

vim /etc/php/7.2/mods-available/excel.ini

with content

; configuration for php excel module
; priority=30
extension=excel.so

[excel]
excel.license_name="Tiger Fok"
excel.license_key="linux-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
excel.skip_empty=0

5. Enable the PHP config

phpenmod excel

6. Restart Apache / php-fpm

phpinfo() should now should show excel extension

1. Install tools, php*-dev for the phpize tool

apt-get install php7.0-dev libxml2-dev git

2. Install LibXL library

wget http://www.libxl.com/download/libxl-lin-3.7.2.tar.gz
tar -zxv -f libxl-lin-3.7.2.tar.gz
cd libxl-3.7.2.0/
cp lib64/libxl.so /usr/lib/libxl.so
mkdir -p /usr/include/libxl_c/
cp include_c/* /usr/include/libxl_c/

(Change lib64 to lib if 32 bit)

3. Compile and install php_excel (LibXL PHP extension)

git clone https://github.com/iliaal/php_excel.git -b php7
cd php_excel
phpize
./configure --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config --with-libxl-incdir=/usr/include/libxl_c/ --with-libxml-dir=/usr/include/libxml2/ --with-excel
make
make install

4. Create PHP extension config and enable it

vim /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/excel.ini

with content

; configuration for php excel module
; priority=30
extension=excel.so

[excel]
excel.license_name="Tiger Fok"
excel.license_key="linux-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
excel.skip_empty=0

5. Enable the PHP config

phpenmod excel

6. Restart Apache / php-fpm

phpinfo() should now should show excel extension


1. Install tools, php*-dev for the phpize tool

apt-get install php5-dev libxml2-dev git

2. Install LibXL library

wget http://www.libxl.com/download/libxl-lin-3.7.2.tar.gz
tar -zxv -f libxl-lin-3.7.2.tar.gz
cd libxl-3.7.2.0/
cp lib64/libxl.so /usr/lib/libxl.so
mkdir -p /usr/include/libxl_c/
cp include_c/* /usr/include/libxl_c/

(Change lib64 to lib if 32 bit)


3. Compile and install php_excel (LibXL PHP extension)

git clone https://github.com/iliaal/php_excel.git
cd php_excel
phpize
./configure --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config --with-libxl-incdir=/usr/include/libxl_c/ --with-libxml-dir=/usr/include/libxml2/ --with-excel
make
make install

4. Create PHP extension config and enable it

vim /etc/php5/mods-available/excel.ini

with content

; configuration for php excel module
; priority=30
extension=excel.so

[excel]
excel.license_name="Tiger Fok"
excel.license_key="linux-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
excel.skip_empty=0

5. Enable the PHP config

phpenmod excel

6. Restart Apache / php-fpm

phpinfo() should now should show excel extension



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