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Subject:   CURL version stops installl
Date:   2003-01-24 14:45:49
From:   trachtenberga
Response to: CURL version stops installl

Yes. First, the decision to use --with-curl=/sw is the correct one. Since fink doesn't delete files, the (old) Apple installed curl in /usr/bin still lives on your machine and the PHP configuration program is picking it up instead of the (new) fink version. (The configuration process and $PATH are independent of each other.)

So, you need to manually add the /sw directory to point PHP and cURL 7.10. Once I did that, I got an error that essentially boiled down to "can't locate file for: -ldl" I did some poking around and the short answer is: I didn't have a necessary library installed.

Using fink to install "dlcompat-dev" fixed the problem. (I already had dlcompat and dlcompat-shlibs installed.) Once I did that, PHP compiled with cURL just fine. (Well, it did give a warning about /lib not being found, but that's harmless.)

Let me know if this fixes your problem or if you're still stuck.

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  • CURL version stops installl
    2003-01-31 07:48:29  mcollins@kuwago.com [View]

    Thanks for taking a moment to consider my problem and offer advice. I followed your suggestion and used fink to install dlcompat-dev (the other two mentioned, dlcompat and dlcompat-shlibs, were also already installed by fink).

    I still get the following error when I issue the ./configure command:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-curl=/sw

    checking for cURL 7.9.8 or greater... configure: error: cURL version 7.9.8 or later is required to compile php with cURL support

    I have also tried taking ou the option --prefix=/usr. Any other suggestions?
    • CURL version stops install
      2003-02-28 19:29:40  tychay [View]

      You could try installing over Apple's curl binaries (this is what I do). I gave instructions in a post below.

      The line:
      checking for CURL in default path... found in /usr
      occurs when the ./configure has "--with-curl" or "--with-curl=shared" (latter is unsported on Mac OS X). instead of "--with-curl=/sw". Thus, that line should not be output if youy have "--with-curl=/sw".

      is only for targeting the make install. It shouldn't affect the configure

      The version of curl I install against is 7.10.3 from fink. I am using "curl-ssl", "curl-ssl-dev", and "curl-ssl-shlibs" packages. You definitely need either the "curl-dev" or "curl-ssl-dev", and the library is in "curl-shlibs" or "curl-ssl-shlibs" so you'll need that too. I don't think the "curl" or "curl-ssl" is needed, but it doesn't hurt to have it also.

      Unfortunately, I also smash Apple's installation of curl on my machines with my own, so I can't be 100% sure that PHP isn't accidentally linking against that.

      I hope this helps,

      terry chay
      tychay at php dot net