Solved

How do I compile PHP 5.3.0 without the ereg module?

Posted on 2009-07-12
1
943 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hi,

When I run $ php -m after compiling PHP 5.3.0 I noticed some new modules had been installed by default, some of which can't be removed (SPL & Reflection). I also noticed the ereg module in the list, but I can't figure out how to remove it. I am especially confused because PHP 5.3.0 has deprecated the ereg functions.

$ php -m:
[PHP Modules]
Core
date
ereg
pcre
Reflection
SPL
standard
zlib

$ php -r 'phpinfo();' | grep ereg:
Configure Command =>  './configure'  '--with-zlib' '--with-zlib-dir=/usr' '--disable-cgi' '--disable-path-info-check' '--without-iconv' '--disable-json' '--disable-mbregex' '--disable-mbregex-backtrack' '--disable-pdo' '--disable-posix' '--disable-simplexml' '--without-sqlite' '--disable-tokenizer' '--disable-xmlreader' '--disable-xmlwriter' '--without-pear' '--disable-libxml' '--disable-dom' '--disable-filter' '--disable-session' '--disable-xml' '--disable-hash' '--disable-ctype' '--disable-fileinfo' '--disable-phar' '--without-sqlite3' '--disable-posix' '--without-posix' '--disable-regex' '--without-regex' '--disable-ereg' '--without-ereg'

As you can see I tried a few different ways to remove ereg from being compiled, but they all failed.

Any ideas?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:tomp_gl
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
hernst42 earned 500 total points
ID: 24838498
Try --with-regex=no but it seems that it can't be really disabled in 5.3.0
It is marked as depricated, but can't be remove at all. Additional try --disable-all and if it is still in then it can't be removed at all.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Author Note: Since this E-E article was originally written, years ago, formal testing has come into common use in the world of PHP.  PHPUnit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHPUnit) and similar technologies have enjoyed wide adoption, making it possib…
Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question