PECL (PHP Extension Community Library) is conceptually very similar to PEAR. PECL contains C extensions for compiling into PHP. As C programs, PECL extensions run more efficiently than PEAR packages. If you follow the following procedure, you can build PECL extensions together with the PHP binary package.

I. Prerequisite: You must finish the Build PHP Binary with the default modules successfully.

II. Download the PECL source code:

  1. My example is trying to compile the xdebug and APC extensions.
    1. xdebug: Download it at
    2. APC: Download it at
  2. Unzip the downloaded zip files and put them under C:\php-sdk\php54dev\vc9\x86\pecl. They will look like the following screenshots:

III. Compile:

  1. Set the environment: Open the “Windows SDK 6.1 Shell” (it’s available from the start menu group) and execute the following commands in it. If you are using 64 bit system, don't try to change the parameter to /x64, otherwise during the make period, you will see tons of WARNING.
    set PATH=D:\php-sdk\bin;%PATH%
    setenv /x86 /xp /release
    cd c:\php-sdk\

    You will get the following screen:
  2. Build the configuration file for creating the make file:
    cd C:\php-sdk\php54dev\vc9\x86\php-5.4.5-src

    If you get an error like:
    Input Error: There is no script engine for file extension ".js".

    You need to edit the buildconf.bat file as below:

    Run the buildconf again:

    You will get the following screen:

    A new configuration file: configure.js will be created as below:

    Now, you can check the configuration options:
    configure --help

    If you get the following error again:
    Input Error: There is no script engine for file extension ".js".

    Please edit the configure.bat file and add /e:jscript after the /nologo.

    Run the configure --help again:
    configure --help

    If you installed the Cygwin, you can use the following commands to check if the APC and xdebug are included in the configuration file:
    configure --help | grep apc
    configure --help | grep xdebug

    If the APC and xdebug are included, you will see the following screen:
  3. Create the make file:
    configure --disable-snapshot-build --disable-debug-pack --disable-ipv6 --disable-zts --disable-isapi --disable-nsapi --without-t1lib --without-mssql --without-pdo-mssql --without-pi3web --without-enchant --enable-com-dotnet --with-mcrypt=static --disable-static-analyze --with-xdebug=shared --enable-apc

    If you run it successfully, you will see the screen as below. Pls check if the apc and xdebug extensions are included:
  4. Make the binary package by typing nmake:

    Wait for a while, if you see this result, you succeeded.

    You will also find a new "Release" directory appeared under C:\php-sdk\php54dev\vc9\x86\php-5.4.5-src as below. If you see the php_xdebug.dll, it means the xdebug DLL has been created.

    Check the module:
    C:\php-sdk\php54dev\vc9\x86\php-5.4.5-src\Release\php.exe -m

    If you can see the apc in the screen as below, it means the apc module was compiled successfully in the PHP binary:

Congratulations! You are all done!

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