PHP start: Unable to load dynamic library (NEW RELIC)


Ok, so the folks over at New Relic have not been very helpful with this so I am asking here to see if one of you nice folk can help me out :)

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with Nginx and the latest PHP. The story goes like this: I tried to install the new relic PHP agent per the instructions for ubuntu:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb newrelic non-free"
> /etc/apt /sources.list.d/newrelic.list'

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install newrelic-php5
sudo newrelic-install install

And it doesn't work. After everything the PHP agent simply can't start. I even whipped up a quick phpinfo.php page to see if the newrelic module was listed and it's not. So then I googled "New relic .deb" and came across this page: and followed the instructions. The install all goes through but the agent also doesn't start. I like to keep my servers clean so I decided "OK, since it doesn't work, until new relic support gets back to me and I can start from fresh I will remove the new relic stuff that was installed". So once again I followed the instructions on that link. The install seemed to work normally. However, if I execute the command "PHP" I get the following error:

[email protected]:/home# php
PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20121212
/' - /usr/lib/php5/20121212/ cannot open shared object file:
No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0

I made sure there is no reference to newrelic in my /etc/php/fpm/php.ini file and double checked to see if there was anything in that folder. Nothing.

So my question is: how do I get rid of the error? How do I make PHP stop trying to load that module? Is there any reference to it somewhere that I might be missing?

Please help me get rid of that error :)


Ok, I found the answer. I can't describe how grateful I am to @mike in the following post: Error In PHP5 ..Unable to load dynamic library. I ran $ grep -Hrv ";" /etc/php5 | grep -i "extension=" and it returned a large list of files and one of them was newrelic.ini in /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/ which to be honest with you I wasn't even aware was a php directory. So I ran sudo rm -rf /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/newrelic.ini and restarted nginx and php5-fpm, and problem solved :)

Thanks @WayneWhitty for the suggestions! I am also going to let newrelic know that they should fix that on their uninstall script.