[X-Unix] compiling php

Giovanni Cutolo cutolo at unina.it
Tue May 27 00:52:29 PDT 2008

Hi all,

I am trying to compile php 5.2.6 on my MacBook (Leopard), since I need  
the pgsql module that is not in the php build shipped by Apple (why?,  
if I may ask). So I try with

./compile  /SourceCache/apache_mod_php/apache_mod_php-44/php/configure  
--prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info -- 
disable-dependency-tracking --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-ldap=/ 
usr --with-kerberos=/usr --enable-cli --with-zlib-dir=/usr --enable- 
trans-sid --with-xml --enable-exif --enable-ftp --enable-mbstring -- 
enable-mbregex --enable-dbx --enable-sockets --with-iodbc=/usr --with- 
curl=/usr --with-config-file-path=/etc --sysconfdir=/private/etc -- 
with-mysql-sock=/var/mysql --with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config --with- 
mysql=/usr  --with-pgsql=shared,/Library/PostgreSQL8/ --with-openssl -- 
with-xmlrpc --with-xsl=/usr --without-pear

(that is, the compilation options chosen by Apple, as I can read them  
from the phpinfo command, plus  --with-pgsql=shared,/Library/ 
PostgreSQL8/  .

Well, this fails because, apparently, of some problems with openssl  
(which I also need, of course):

Configuring extensions
checking whether to enable LIBXML support... yes
checking libxml2 install dir... no
checking for xml2-config path... (cached) /usr/bin/xml2-config
checking whether libxml build works... (cached) yes
checking for OpenSSL support... yes
checking for Kerberos support... /usr
checking for krb5-config... /usr/bin/krb5-config
checking for DSA_get_default_method in -lssl... no
checking for pkg-config... no
configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's libraries

Does anybody have any hint on why this happens and what could I do to  
fix it?  Unless I am wrong the libraries are in place.  I also tried  
the trick suggested by
(also see http://www2.russbrooks.com:8080/2007/11/4/install-postgresql-on-mac-os-x-10-5-leopard#comment-138 
that is: compiling the module itself (using the source of php 5.2.5)  
and then moving it to the appropriate (?) location in the pre-existing  
installation of php. No avail: the module is simply ignored.

Thank in advance.

Giovanni Cutolo

Dr. Giovanni Cutolo
Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni "R. Caccioppoli"
Universita` degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"
tel.: +39 081675695
fax (not personal): +39 0817662106
e-mail:  cutolo at unina.it

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