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Bug #49270 configure fails if PHP source folder path contains spaces
Submitted: 2009-08-16 01:53 UTC Modified: 2023-02-22 19:24 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.9
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (33.3%)
Same OS:1 (33.3%)
From: moisadoru at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Compile Failure
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: *nix
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-08-16 01:53 UTC] moisadoru at gmail dot com
If you extract the sources snapshot inside a folder that has spaces in the path, the configure fails with a message similar to this: 
"checking for PDO includes... test: 1: /media/Disc: unexpected operator"
I extracted the sources into the "/media/Disc 1/php6" folder.
Inside the configure.log file there is a reference to configure:67842 and something about not finding "php_pdo_driver.h"

Here is my patch
--- /home/user/php6.0-200908152030/configure.original 
+++ /home/user/php6.0-200908152030/configure 
@@ -67839,11 +67839,11 @@
     echo $ac_n "checking for PDO includes""... $ac_c" 1>&6
 echo "configure:67842: checking for PDO includes" >&5
-    if test -f $abs_srcdir/include/php/ext/pdo/php_pdo_driver.h; then
+    if test -f "$abs_srcdir/include/php/ext/pdo/php_pdo_driver.h"; then
-    elif test -f $abs_srcdir/ext/pdo/php_pdo_driver.h; then
+    elif test -f "$abs_srcdir/ext/pdo/php_pdo_driver.h"; then
-    elif test -f $prefix/include/php/ext/pdo/php_pdo_driver.h; then
+    elif test -f "$prefix/include/php/ext/pdo/php_pdo_driver.h"; then

Reproduce code:
This is my configure command:

./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/bin/apxs2 --with-mysql --prefix=/opt/php6 --with-regex --with-libxml-dir=/usr/lib --with-openssl=/usr/lib --with-pcre-regex --with-zlib --enable-bcmath --with-bz2 --enable-calendar --with-curl --with-enchant=/usr/lib --enable-exif --enable-ftp --with-gd --enable-gd-native-ttf --with-gettext --with-gmp --with-mhash --with-imap --with-imap-ssl --enable-intl --enable-mbstring --with-mcrypt --with-mssql --with-mysql --with-mysqli --enable-embedded-mysqli --enable-pcntl --with-pspell --with-libedit --with-readline --enable-shmop --enable-soap --enable-sockets --enable-sysvmsg --enable-sysvsem --enable-sysvshm --with-tidy --with-xmlrpc --with-xsl --enable-zip --with-openssl=/usr --with-enchant=/usr --with-kerberos --enable-embedded-mysqli=shared --with-pdo-mysql=shared

Expected result:
It should configure just fine

Actual result:
"checking for PDO includes... test: 1: /media/Disc: unexpected operator"


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 [2010-03-09 03:17 UTC]
-Package: PDO related +Package: Compile Failure -PHP Version: 6SVN-2009-08-16 (snap) +PHP Version: 5.2, 5.3, 6
 [2010-03-09 03:17 UTC]
This patch isn't enough to get PHP building. It just fix the PDO part, but there are other issues yet.
 [2010-03-09 22:25 UTC]
-PHP Version: 5.2, 5.3, 6 +PHP Version: 5.*, 6
 [2010-12-20 12:07 UTC]
-Package: Tidy +Package: Compile Failure
 [2015-01-02 21:01 UTC]
I created a simple pull request that I think solves this bug:

Any thoughts?
 [2016-12-28 02:44 UTC] ejrx7753 at gmail dot com
Experienced this on OS X. It is a general Linux issue, not fixed in 7. In reply to the suggested pull request, I think it is a bad idea. All that is needed is to output a proper warning if spaces are used. There are too many incompatibilities to attempt to fix.
 [2021-03-27 10:59 UTC]
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: petk
 [2021-03-28 15:57 UTC]
-Operating System: Ubuntu linux 9.10alpha3 64bit +Operating System: *nix -PHP Version: 5.*, 6 +PHP Version: Irrelevant
 [2021-03-28 16:11 UTC]
The following pull request has been associated:

Patch Name: Fix #49270: configure fails if PHP source folder path contains spaces
On GitHub:
 [2023-02-22 19:24 UTC]
-Assigned To: petk +Assigned To:
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