Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473231
PHP built without expat
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:58:23 EST
Description of problem:
There is a mistake in the build of php. The flag --with-expat-dir=/usr should read --with-libexpat-dir=/usr. This means that expat-type functions are built against libexpat2 which has known and reported bugs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
PHP Version 5.2.6
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo '<?php phpinfo();' | php | grep -i expat
Erroneous flag is displayed.
EXPAT Version => expat_2.0.1
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=45996 refers to the libxml2 bug and how it affects php.
*** Bug 473232 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 473248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Apologies for the duplicate posts. I was getting errors from the server and hadn't realised that it was storing in the database.
See also bug 467314.
I think it's intentional that the xml extension is built using libxml2 (and the expat compat layer) rather than expat, in this case, since libxml is required for the PHP build anyway.
I would really rather not flip-flop between XML libraries any time a bug is found in either, fixing the root cause is better.
Clearly the "BuildRequires: expat-devel" and bogus configure arg are incorrect, though; thanks for reporting that.
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