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Bug #22989 mail() not discovered by configure
Submitted: 2003-03-31 13:27 UTC Modified: 2003-03-31 17:29 UTC
From: iguy at ionsphere dot org Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Compile Failure
PHP Version: 4.3.1 OS: Redhat 8.0
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-03-31 13:27 UTC] iguy at ionsphere dot org
On my RedHat 8.0 system I am running exim & apache 2.0 with the default autoconf of 2.53-8.  

When issuing the ./buildconf, ./configure <insert zillion options here> configure does not find sendmail in the path given to it.  That is because of a bug in the autoconf 2.53 code base where AC_PROG_PATH does not properly search through non-expanded parameters passed to the search string.  ie.  
$PATH:/usr/sbin -> it will search through the properly expanded $PATH but will not search in /usr/sbin.  

As such I would like ot recommend this patch which should work with 2.13 & all versions of autoconf going forward.

diff -Naur php-4.3.1/aclocal.m4
---    2003-02-16 08:56:17.000000000 -0700
+++ php-4.3.1/aclocal.m4        2003-03-31 12:14:24.000000000 -0700
@@ -713,7 +713,8 @@
-AC_PATH_PROG(PROG_SENDMAIL, sendmail,[], $PATH:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/etc:/etc:/usr/ucblib:/usr/lib)
 if test -n "$PROG_SENDMAIL"; then
   AC_DEFINE(HAVE_SENDMAIL,1,[whether you have sendmail])


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