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Bug #48451 Compile fails "configure: error: Please reinstall the iconv library"
Submitted: 2009-06-02 13:44 UTC Modified: 2012-10-02 00:37 UTC
Avg. Score:4.3 ± 0.8
Reproduced:9 of 10 (90.0%)
Same Version:3 (33.3%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: jordon at envygeeks dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Compile Failure
PHP Version: 6CVS-2009-06-02 (snap) OS: Ubuntu Intrepid
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-06-02 13:44 UTC] jordon at envygeeks dot com
Compile fails with:
checking for iconv support... yes
configure: error: Please reinstall the iconv library.

Cat of the last few lines of Config.log:
configure: In function 'main':
configure:40147: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'exit'
configure:40173: checking size of int
configure:40213: checking size of long
configure:40253: checking size of long long
configure:40622: checking for iconv support

Reproduce code:
Configuration line:
./configure --mandir=/usr/share/man --prefix=/usr \
--sbindir=/usr/sbin/ --bindir=/usr/bin/ \
--enable-calendar --enable-ctype --enable-bcmath \
--enable-exif --enable-ftp --enable-mbstring \
--enable-sockets --enable-wddx --enable-soap --enable-zip 
--enable-cgi --enable-cli --enable-gd-native-ttf --enable-libxml \
--disable-gcov --disable-debug --disable-rpath \
--disable-static --disable-shmop --disable-sysvsem --disable-sysvshm 
--disable-sysvmsg --with-regex=php --with-pic=/usr \ 
--with-layout=GNU --with-bz2=/usr --with-iconv=/usr \
--with-gettext=/usr --with-pcre-regex=/usr --with-libxml-dir=/usr \
--with-zlib=/usr --with-openssl=/usr --with-curl=/usr --with-mysql \
--with-mcrypt --with-gd=shared --with-mhash \
--without-gdbm --without-db1 --withou-db2 --without-db3 --without-db4

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2009-06-28 18:08 UTC]
Does this happen with any of the 5.x branches? 5.2.10 or 5.3.0RCX?
 [2009-07-06 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a week, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2009-07-20 15:05 UTC] ville dot solarius at gmail dot com
I was able to compile this with the configure line:
LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib/ -liconv" ./configure 

Yeah, I know, it is a little bit ugly way to round it, but hey, it works :)

Because the problem seems to be, that in certain conditions (sorry, I don't know what those are, but I am having that ;)) it seems that "configure" is not putting "-liconv" to the test compilation line. Hence, it was possible to override with line we can see above.

But well, my system is 64bit (amd), OpenBSD 4.5 with GNU iconv 1.13.1 and php 5.3.0.

It is compiling now, but not finished yet, so I can't really be sure is that working. But the configure is now running fine.
 [2012-10-02 00:16 UTC] dscotese at litmocracy dot com
This is happening to me with PHP Version 5.2.17.  Here is what my configure had:
'./configure' \
'--prefix=/usr/src/php-5.2.17' \
'--datadir=/usr/share/php5' \
'--mandir=/usr/share/man' \
'--bindir=/usr/bin' \
'--with-libdir=lib64' \
'--includedir=/usr/include' \
'--sysconfdir=/etc/php5/apache2' \
'--with-config-file-path=/etc/php5/apache2' \
'--with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php5/conf.d' \
'--with-exec-dir=/usr/lib64/php5/bin' \
'--enable-magic-quotes' \
'--enable-libxml' \
'--enable-session' \
'--with-mm' \
'--with-pcre-regex' \
'--enable-xml' \
'--enable-simplexml' \
'--enable-spl' \
'--enable-safe-mode' \
'--enable-sigchild' \
'--disable-debug' \
'--enable-inline-optimization' \
'--enable-zend-multibyte' \
'--with-mysql=/usr' \
'--with-mssql=/usr/src/freetds-0.82' \
'--with-gd=shared' \
'--with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs2' \
'--disable-all' \
'--disable-cli' \
'--with-pear=/usr/share/php5/PEAR' \
'--enable-bcmath=shared' \
'--enable-calendar=shared' \
'--enable-ctype=shared' \
'--enable-dbase=shared' \
'--enable-dom=shared' \
'--enable-exif=shared' \
'--enable-filepro=shared' \
'--enable-ftp=shared' \
'--enable-mbstring=shared' \
'--enable-mbregex' \
'--enable-pcntl=shared' \
'--enable-posix=shared' \
'--enable-shmop=shared' \
'--enable-ucd-snmp-hack' \
'--enable-soap=shared' \
'--enable-sockets=shared' \
'--enable-sysvmsg=shared' \
'--enable-sysvsem=shared' \
'--enable-sysvshm=shared' \
'--enable-tokenizer=shared' \
'--enable-wddx=shared' \
'--with-zlib=shared' \
'--with-bz2=shared' \
'--with-curl=shared' \
'--with-gd=shared' \
'--enable-gd-jis-conv' \
'--enable-gd-native-ttf' \
'--with-xpm-dir=/usr/X11' \
'--with-zlib-dir=/usr' \
'--with-gettext=shared' \
'--with-gmp=shared' \
'--with-iconv=shared,/usr/local' \
'--with-kerberos' \

And /usr/local/bin contains:
MYSERVER:/usr/local/bin # ls
bsqldb    freebcp          neon-config    svnlook     wrjpgcom
cjpeg     iconv            osql           svnserve    xml2-config

I tried with the extra line: 
LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib/ -liconv" ./configure ...

But I still couldn't get configure to complete without "Please reinstall the iconv library."  I finally gave up and replaced the function that used iconv to simply return the input string instead of converting it.  I suppose that can lead to other problems, so I'll look back here for guidance.
 [2012-10-02 00:37 UTC]
-Status: No Feedback +Status: Wont fix
 [2012-10-02 00:37 UTC]
Sorry, we don't support 5.2.x anymore. Re-open if you can reproduce in 5.3.x or 
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