When you update PHP to version PHP 5.3.1 using WAMP PHP Addons and restart WAMP, you’ll start getting the following error.
|The configuration file contains a syntax error on line 863:
[EParseError] Invalid section tag
This error refers to WAMP configuration file located at installation path (e.g. d:wampwampmanager.ini)
If you edit this file and fix these errors, on starting WAMP, this file is re-written and you get this error again.
1. Find all the php.ini files. These will be in D:wampbinphpphp5.2.5, D:wampbinphpphp5.3.1 and D:wampbinapacheapache2.2.6bin, if you have installed WAMP on your D drive.
2. Find following two lines
;extension=php_oci8.dll ; Use with Oracle 10gR2 Instant Client
;extension=php_oci8_11g.dll ; Use with Oracle 11g Instant Client
and replace them with
3. Open up your WAMP configuration file (i.e d:wampwampmanager.ini). Find and remove all occurence of the following
; Use with Oracle 10gR2 Instant Client
; Use with Oracle 11g Instant Client
Make sure that one configuration rule takes one line. For example, Change
Type: item; Caption: "php_oci8.dll ; Use with Oracle 10gR2 Instant Client
"; Action: multi; Actions: php_ext_php_oci8.dll ; Use with Oracle 10gR2 Instant Client
Type: item; Caption: "php_oci8.dll"; Action: multi; Actions: php_ext_php_oci8.dll
4. Save your file and start WAMP Server.
Thanks for sharing such a nice info.
Removing all the relevant content to “oracle” did the trick for me.
I kept having the error message. Making the changes and then setting the wampmanager.ini file to readonly did the trick for me.