I've installed the php v5.2.17 from the bleeding edge repository and all is working except the ioncube loader. I went to the ioncube loader site and got the latest 64bit 5.2 loaders and installed them on this centos 5.6 server and set the zend_extension variable correctly in php.ini but now if I do a php -v I get this:
[root@webmin public_html]# php -v
The ionCube PHP Loader is disabled because of startup problems. PHP 5.2.17 (cli) (built: Jan 16 2011 22:43:26) Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies with the ionCube PHP Loader v4.0.8, Copyright (c) 2002-2011, by ionCube Ltd., and with Zend Optimizer v3.3.9, Copyright (c) 1998-2009, by Zend Technologies
Here's my php info. Everything including ioncube appears to be ok. http://clip2.allwebnow.com/info.php
I can't find a solution as to why I'm getting this error. Any help would be great!