But sadly that does not contain the fileinfo-extension.
No Problem I thought: Installing a PECL-Extension isn’t hard work.
At least if it works….
Of course I ran into the problem that I couldn’t compile the fileinfo extension due to the following error-message
configure: error: Please reinstall the libmagic distribution ERROR: `/private/tmp/pear/download/Fileinfo-1.0.4/configure' failed
I can’t be the only one that ran into the problem, I thought. And so it was.
While searching the internet, I generally found two ways to solve the problem.
- Use PHP 5.3, that already contains the package
- Install a complete second OperatingSystem beneath a perfectly working MacOS. Here for instance I found a way to get the installation working by installing the complete fink-package.
Using PHP 5.3 was no option for me, as we are developing for PHP5.2 and installing a second Operating System seemed somewhat oversized for the simple task of installing a small PHP-extension.
Back to the roots
So what was the original problem again? A missing installation of the libmagic-library. Event though the info-binary is installed on the MacOS I’m running, a shared libmagic-Library is missing.
So what the hell, why not compile one?
So I got myself the current binaries from http://www.darwinsys.com/file/ unpacked the source and pulled out the Terminal.
cd /path/to/unpacked/source ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/libmagic make sudo make install
That left me with a running shared library of libmagic in the folder
Second I used the already loaded source of the fileinfo-extension that caused the error due to the missing libmagic-library.
So I opened
/private/tmp/pear/download/Fileinfo-1.0.4/configurewith my favourite Text-Editor (currently it is TextWrangler) and went to somewhere around line 4212 and changed it from
SEARCH_PATH="/usr/local /usr /usr/share/file"
SEARCH_PATH="/usr/local /usr /usr/share/file /usr/local/libmagic"
and again took my Terminal to go to the fileinfo-directory and finally compile the fileinfo-extension
cd /private/tmp/pear/download/Fileinfo-1.0.4/ ./configure
Because of the apache2 on my MacBook Pro that somehow thinks it is running on a 64bit Machine, even though it definitely is a 32bit one – would be nice though – I had to adapt the build-process somewhat by compiling a universal-binary so that the extension will be loaded by the apache.
So I ran the following command in Terminal
make CFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch ppc64 -arch x86_64" LDFLAGS="-arch ppc -arch i386 -arch ppc64 -arch x86_64" sudo make install
Aternatively you can export the CFLAGS and LDFLAGS variable by running these commands in Terminal:
export FLAGS="-arch i386 -arch ppc64 -arch x86_64" export LDFLAGS="-arch ppc -arch i386 -arch ppc64 -arch x86_64"
Then you can simply run
./configure make make install
That’s been the hard bit.
Now the only things missing are the integration into php and the restart of the WebServer.
For integrating the extension into php I added a file to the php-Directory via
where I simply added the line
And finaly the restart of the WebServer with
sudo apachectl restart (or graceful)
Now I can call a phpinfo-file and there should be a line stating that the fileinfoextension is enabled.
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