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Bug #23850 Corrected error display for problems running APXS
Submitted: 2003-05-28 08:01 UTC Modified: 2003-05-28 09:12 UTC
From: B dot Candler at pobox dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Compile Warning
PHP Version: 4.3.1 OS: FreeBSD-4.8
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-05-28 08:01 UTC] B dot Candler at pobox dot com
If there was a problem running APXS at configure time, it is re-run to generate a visible error message. However the script forgets to add the correct command-line parameters; as a result you always get the default APXS usage page instead of a report of what the error actually was.

The following patch fixes it:

--- php-4.3.1/sapi/apache/config.m4.orig        Thu Jul 25 19:37:16 2002
+++ php-4.3.1/sapi/apache/config.m4     Wed May 28 13:51:44 2003
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
     AC_MSG_RESULT([2.  Apache was not compiled with DSO support (--enable-module=so);])
     AC_MSG_RESULT([3.  'apxs' is not in your path.  Try to use --with-apxs=/path/to/apxs])
     AC_MSG_RESULT([The output of $APXS follows])
-    $APXS
+    $APXS -q CFLAGS

Without this patch, all you see is:
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> ...

which is not very helpful.


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