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I'm loading up a fresh development computer for one of my new hires. As a standard, I put in a very basic LAMP server on all of our development computers. The one I'm currently loading is running 12.04 x64. I load in the following packages:

  • apache2
  • mysql-server
  • php5
  • phpmyadmin

And I pretty much say yes to all of their dependencies.

I put in a phpinfo() file into the root of my /var/www to double check what comes with the base install of LAMP, and was surprised to find a section on Zend. Specifically it says:

This program makes use of the Zend Scripting Language Engine: Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies

Does that mean that the base install of a LAMP server includes Zend? We don't use Zend anywhere in our stack, and I don't love the idea of it being installed on our computers without any specific use.

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AFAIK zend engine is the core of php and according to wikipedia its vm of php. I think you cannot avoid zend engine if you need to work with php. But if you are talking about Zend-Framework it won't install during LAMP installation.

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