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I'm attempting a reinstall of PHP.  I'm running this line for the initial configure:

./configure --with-gd --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs --with-xml --enable-bcmath --enable-calendar --enable-ftp --enable-magic-quotes --with-mysqli --with-mysql=/usr --enable-discard-path --with-pear --enable-sockets --enable-track-vars --with-zlib --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/include --with-zlib-dir=/usr/include --prefix=/usr/local/ --enable-shared --includedir=/usr/local/ --libdir=/usr/local/

The ./configure runs just fine, but when I attempt the Make, it gets about halfway and then I get a long list of errors that look basically like this:

/usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/3.4.6/../../../crt1.o(.text+0x18): In function `_st
art':
: undefined reference to `main'
ext/standard/info.lo(.text+0x19): In function `php_info_write_wrapper':
/home/installd/buildapache/php-4.4.4/ext/standard/info.c:69: undefined reference t
o `php_escape_html_entities'
ext/standard/info.lo(.text+0x27):/home/installd/buildapache/php-4.4.4/ext/standard
/info.c:71: undefined reference to `php_body_write'
ext/standard/info.lo(.text+0x31):/home/installd/buildapache/php-4.4.4/ext/standard
/info.c:73: undefined reference to `_efree'

 It a whole bunch of undefined references.  One other thing to note, is that if I change the ./configure line to use "--with-a
pache=/home/installd/buildapache/apache_1.3.36" instead of "--with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs", it compiles successfully.  Unfortunately, I need to use the apxs compile to work with the forum software, so I have to be able to get it to work this way.

I can't see why the compiler is not seeing those function names.  All of the undefined references come from included header files, which I've attempted to point to with the "includedir=" option, but it still continues to fail.  Please help.  What generally causes the undefined reference errors, and how can I get a successful apxs compile?

Probably won't hurt to mention that the OS is CentOS 4.4, the version of PHP being installed is 4.4.4.  



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anyone???
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The difference of building with --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs and --with-apache=/home/installd/buildapache/apache_1.3.36 is the the last one makes a static apache module and apxs creates an dynamic loadable extension for apache. If you the run a make install in your apache-directory again (after configureing --with-apache, make install in php) you should have a apache which has build in php-support. This sould also work with you forum software.
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Maybe I'm unclear on the order.  I tried what I believe you said, but it didn't work.
First I used the ./configure line, using the --with-apache=/home/installd/buildapache/apache_1.3.36 option.  I also did make and make install which was successful.
I then subsequently went into the /home/installd/buildapache/apache_1.3.36 folder and ran make, then make install to reinstall apache.
When I look in my Forum program, it shows phpinfo, and one part of the php info is the configure command, which appears as follows:
 './configure'
'--with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs'
'--prefix=/usr/local'
'--with-xml'
'--enable-bcmath'
'--enable-calendar'
'--enable-ftp'
'--enable-magic-quotes'
'--with-mysqli'
'--with-mysql=/usr'
'--enable-discard-path'
'--with-pear'
'--enable-sockets'
'--enable-track-vars'
'--with-zlib'

So it looks like the server still sees the install of php with the --with-apxs setting (even though I did a reinstall with the --with-apache setting).  More importantly, it does not have the --with-gd option, which is the whole point of this exercise.  If I can get the --with-gd option to be recognized, I don't care if PHP is used as a static module or a dynamic extension.  But whatever I do, the forum doesn't seem to see it.

 If it helps, I'm running Invision 2.1.7, which is where I'm viewing the php info.
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hernst42 earned 2000 total points
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Did you made a
make distclean
before you run ./configure with your options again this can screw up some things  if you run multiple ./configures and makes afterwards as not all things are cleaned up correctly from a previous build.

If you have a running php on you server, try the following to only build the gd:
cd php-source
cd ext/gd
phpize (locate the file might be in /usr/local/bin)
./configure --your gd options
make
make install

The edit the php.ini and add
extension=gd.so
Restart the webserver and your gd should be available
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thank you, it took sometime, but your advice set us on the right path!
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