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Bug #81613 impossible to compile php with zip support
Submitted: 2021-11-12 00:21 UTC Modified: 2024-07-13 23:26 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 1.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
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From: mtbox74 at gmail dot com Assigned: remi (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Compile Failure
PHP Version: 7.4.25 OS: Xubuntu 18.04
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2021-11-12 00:21 UTC] mtbox74 at gmail dot com
I'm getting this error when combining --with-zlib --with-zip --with-pdo-pgsql. It says:

ext/zip/.libs/php_zip.o: In function `c_ziparchive_setEncryptionName':
/trusty/Downloads/php-7.4.25/ext/zip/php_zip.c:2254: undefined reference to `zip_file_set_encryption'
ext/zip/.libs/php_zip.o: In function `c_ziparchive_setEncryptionIndex':
/trusty/Downloads/php-7.4.25/ext/zip/php_zip.c:2278: undefined reference to `zip_file_set_encryption'
ext/zip/.libs/php_zip.o: In function `zm_startup_zip':
/trusty/Downloads/php-7.4.25/ext/zip/php_zip.c:3199: undefined reference to `zip_libzip_version'
ext/zip/.libs/php_zip.o: In function `zm_info_zip':
/trusty/Downloads/php-7.4.25/ext/zip/php_zip.c:3233: undefined reference to `zip_libzip_version'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:293: recipe for target 'sapi/cli/php' failed
make: *** [sapi/cli/php] Error 1

If I remove --with-pdo-pgsql no errors appears.
I've installed manually zlib 1.5.2 to use encryptions methods provided by zip.
I can compile with pdo-mysql but not with pdo-pgsql :(

I got the same error compiling against latest version of php7.3 & PHP8.0
The workaround I found is to compile zip as a dynamic extension.

Full Trace:

Test script:
./configure  \
--prefix=/home/will/php_7.4_fpm  \
--with-curl  \
--with-xsl  \
--with-pdo-mysql  \
--enable-soap  \
--enable-mbstring  \
--enable-bcmath  \
--enable-sockets  \
--enable-calendar  \
--enable-exif  \
--enable-ftp  \
--with-openssl  \
--enable-sysvmsg  \
--enable-sysvsem  \
--enable-sysvshm  \
--with-bz2=/usr  \
--with-gettext  \
--enable-gd  \
--with-freetype  \
--with-mysqli  \
--with-readline  \
--with-zlib  \
--with-zip  \
--enable-fpm  \
--enable-opcache  \
--with-jpeg  \
--enable-intl  \
--enable-pcntl  \
--enable-maintainer-zts  \

Expected result:
compile without error

Actual result:


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 [2021-11-12 09:52 UTC]
-Assigned To: +Assigned To: remi
 [2021-11-12 09:52 UTC]
At a guess, this happens because pdo_pgsql explicitly adds a system libdir via -L/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu before the custom libdir for libzip -L/usr/local/libzip/1_5_2/lib. This happens because "pq_config --libdir" is used. "pkg-config --libs libpq" would return the correct result of "-lpq" only.

Assigning this to remi because he objected to the pkg-config migration last time, due to lack of support on some old distros. Has enough time passed that we can migrate libpq detection to pkg-config now?
 [2021-12-01 06:56 UTC]
1/ pkg_config for libpq is only available on recent version, so missing in RHEL / CentOS 7 (maintained until 2024), but I don't think switching to pkg_config will really help here

2/ problem is really an option (-L, -l) order issue

3/ this will never happen in a sane env, with a single "devel" of each library

=> remove libzip.pc / in base system (libzip-dev package ?)

4/ problem is that we don't support library with full path

Our build system only support -L/path -lname
While linker also support -l/path/name

BTW, I really think this is something we cannot fix in a simple way, without a big change to our build system

Again, such bad things may always happen, known limitation of PHP build system, but will never happen on a clean build env.
 [2023-01-04 09:48 UTC] croverwnorene8 at gmail dot com
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 [2024-07-13 23:26 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Closed
 [2024-07-13 23:26 UTC]
Hello, in upcoming PHP-8.4 there is also pkg-config support added to pgsql and pdo_pgsql extensiosn which might resolve this and similar issues. In case you're still experiencing this, please reopen a bug on and we'll go from there what can be done. Thanks.
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