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Bug #17005 Configure failure using apxs2
Submitted: 2002-05-04 14:02 UTC Modified: 2002-05-17 03:38 UTC
Avg. Score:3.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: aaabbb at alb dot org dot uk Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Apache2 related
PHP Version: 4.0CVS-2002-05-04 OS: RedHat 7.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-05-04 14:02 UTC] aaabbb at alb dot org dot uk
I have tried running the configure script on both the current download version of php4 and also the latest CVS version. 
The compile script stops when it checks for apxs.

I used the following command on both occations:
./configure --with-mysql --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs

I have re-compiled apache-2.0.35 several times in the belief that there was a problem with the installation.
The configure command used for apache is:
./configure --enable-layout=RedHat --enable-ssl=shared --enable-disk-cache --enable-mem-cache --enable-mods-shared=all
Apache compiles successfuly and works as expected.

The end of the php4 configure script follows: 
Configuring SAPI modules
checking for AOLserver support... no
checking for Apache 1.x module support via DSO through APXS... no
checking for Apache 1.x module support... no
checking for mod_charset compatibility option... no
checking for Apache 2.0 module support via DSO through APXS...

Sorry, I cannot run apxs.  Possible reasons follow:

1. Perl is not installed
2. apxs was not found. Try to pass the path using --with-apxs2=/path/to/apxs
3. Apache was not built using --enable-so (the apxs usage page is displayed)

The output of /usr/sbin/apxs follows:
Usage: apxs -g [-S <var>=<val>] -n <modname>
       apxs -q [-S <var>=<val>] <query> ...
       apxs -c [-S <var>=<val>] [-o <dsofile>] [-D <name>[=<value>]]
               [-I <incdir>] [-L <libdir>] [-l <libname>] [-Wc,<flags>]
               [-Wl,<flags>] <files> ...
       apxs -i [-S <var>=<val>] [-a] [-A] [-n <modname>] <dsofile> ...
       apxs -e [-S <var>=<val>] [-a] [-A] [-n <modname>] <dsofile> ...
configure: error: Aborting

Thanks in advance.

Andy B


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 [2002-05-15 07:27 UTC] sunkan at zappa dot cx
I think this might be the cause of a bug in the apxs script. It fails when sbindir != bindir

Have a look at my report in apaches bug db:

The fix will be included in apache 2.0.37, if you want to try it already there's a patch in the report above.
 [2002-05-17 03:38 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS. You can grab a snapshot of the
CVS version at In case this was a documentation 
problem, the fix will show up soon at
In case this was a website problem, the change will show
up on the site and on the mirror sites.
Thank you for the report, and for helping us make PHP better.

I'm going to assume the apxs bug that was mentioned in this report really was the problem and close this out.  If you find that it still doesn't work with Apache 2.0.37, please feel free to open a new report.  Thanks!
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