I’ve already posted some notes about compiling PHP 5.2 on OS X 10.5, but I came across a couple more issues today as I recompiled the binary with soap support. After searching around a bit I finally remembered that I needed to manually edit the make file in order to get PHP compiling correctly, I found the edit that needed to be made here. I’m reposting it here for my own future use:



With this:


Note the separation of the command into three separate lines, with the 2nd line having one tab character at the beginning of the string.

And here is my updated configure string command (with soap and iconv):

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/private/etc --with-libxml-dir=/opt/local --with-icu-dir=/opt/local --with-iconv=shared,/opt/local --enable-intl --with-config-file-path=/etc --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-zlib-dir=/usr --with-mysql-sock=/var/mysql --with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config --with-pdo-dblib=/opt/local --with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql --with-pear --with-pdo-mysql=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config --enable-sockets --enable-exif --enable-wddx --enable-ftp --enable-cli --enable-mbstring --enable-mbregex --enable-sockets --with-curl --with-sqlite --enable-soap --with-libxml-dir=/usr

Another interesting note about PHP 5 is that compiling it with the readline extension (using




) allows it to be a interactive scripting environment (a PHP console of sorts) just like python, ruby, or bash. Just run it from the command line with the -a option (info thanks to madmac).

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