Abort pclzip.lib.php : Missing zlib extensions after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.3

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now with some scripts such as Limesurvey, when I try to run the update to the scrip, I receive the following error: Abort pclzip.lib.php : Missing zlib extensions. I have checked and zlib is installed and reported back when I check the PHP Info. Below is the result of the phpinfo(). The only think that I cannot seem to change is the Local Value of zlib.output_compression. I have enabled zlib everywhere I can find to do so. Any ideas or help to get that turned on, or if that is even the problem will be appreciated.

ZLib Support enabled
Stream Wrapper compress.zlib://
Stream Filter zlib.inflate, zlib.deflate
Compiled Version 1.2.8
Linked Version 1.2.8

Directive Local Value Master Value
zlib.output_compression Off On
zlib.output_compression_level 6 6
zlib.output_handler no value no value


After doing some Googling, it sounds like that issue is a compatibility issue with PHP 5.5.

I see this solution worked for one particular blogger:


I had come across that post as well. I will see if I can implement that. It only happens with Limesurvey up to this point using their Update Tool. Worst case I just manually update when needed.