Getting PHP installation to update

A while back I mentioned a problem I had with seeing the changes made to PHP after running a make and make install. I couldn’t see the new build date or the changes in phpinfo(), nor could I see the new build date with php -v. I was perplexed and frustrated.

Amazingly, after I rebooted my computer, the changes took effect. This was stupendously odd. I shouldn’t have had to reboot.

Yesterday and today I struggled with the same issue on two different machines. A reboot didn’t help, and advice given me in the comments of my previous post didn’t work, either. Finally, on a whim, I tried a make clean before running make; it worked!

I was stunned and shocked to find out that it was something so simple, but I was glad that my installation was now updated with my changes. :-)