Bug 473231 - PHP built without expat
PHP built without expat
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: php (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 473232 473248 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-11-27 04:06 EST by Cliff Stanford
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:58 EST (History)
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Description Cliff Stanford 2008-11-27 04:06:28 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

How reproducible:
Use phpinfo().

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo '<?php phpinfo();' | php | grep -i expat
Actual results:
Erroneous flag is displayed.

Expected results:
EXPAT Version => expat_2.0.1

Additional info:
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=45996 refers to the libxml2 bug and how it affects php.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2008-11-27 06:14:09 EST
*** Bug 473232 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2008-11-27 06:14:18 EST
*** Bug 473248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Cliff Stanford 2008-11-27 06:23:11 EST
Apologies for the duplicate posts.  I was getting errors from the server and hadn't realised that it was storing in the database.
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2008-11-27 06:32:49 EST
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.
Comment 5 Joe Orton 2008-11-27 06:33:59 EST
Clearly the "BuildRequires: expat-devel" and bogus configure arg are incorrect, though; thanks for reporting that.
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