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List of core configure options

Below is a partial list of configure options used by the PHP configure scripts when compiling in Unix-like environments. Most configure options are listed in their appropriate locations on the extension reference pages and not here. For a complete up-to-date list of configure options, run ./configure --help in your PHP source directory after running autoconf (see also the Installation chapter). You may also be interested in reading the » GNU configure documentation for information on additional configure options such as --prefix=PREFIX.

Note:

These are only used at compile time. If you want to alter PHP's runtime configuration, please see the chapter on Runtime Configuration.

Configure Options in PHP

Note:

These options are only used in PHP as of PHP 4.1.0, although some are available in older versions too. If you want to compile an older version, some options will probably not be available.

Misc options

--enable-debug

Compile with debugging symbols.

--with-layout=TYPE

Sets how installed files will be laid out. Type is one of PHP (default) or GNU.

--with-pear=DIR

Install PEAR in DIR (default PREFIX/lib/php).

--without-pear

Do not install PEAR.

--enable-sigchild

Enable PHP's own SIGCHLD handler.

--disable-rpath

Disable passing additional runtime library search paths.

--enable-libgcc

Enable explicitly linking against libgcc.

--enable-php-streams

Include experimental PHP streams. Do not use unless you are testing the code!

--with-zlib-dir[=DIR]

Define the location of zlib install directory.

--enable-trans-sid

Enable transparent session id propagation. Only valid for PHP 4.1.2 or less. From PHP 4.2.0, trans-sid feature is always compiled.

--with-tsrm-pthreads

Use POSIX threads (default).

--enable-shared[=PKGS]

Build shared libraries [default=yes].

--enable-static[=PKGS]

Build static libraries [default=yes].

--enable-fast-install[=PKGS]

Optimize for fast installation [default=yes].

--with-gnu-ld

Assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no].

--disable-libtool-lock

Avoid locking (might break parallel builds).

--with-pic

Try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects [default=use both].

--enable-memory-limit

Compile with memory limit support. (not available since PHP 5.2.1 - always enabled)

--disable-url-fopen-wrapper

Disable the URL-aware fopen wrapper that allows accessing files via HTTP or FTP. (not available since PHP 5.2.5)

--enable-versioning

Export only required symbols. See INSTALL for more information.

PHP options

--enable-maintainer-mode

Enable make rules and dependencies not useful (and sometimes confusing) to the casual installer.

--with-config-file-path=PATH

Sets the path in which to look for php.ini, defaults to PREFIX/lib.

--enable-safe-mode

Enable safe mode by default.

--with-exec-dir[=DIR]

Only allow executables in DIR when in safe mode defaults to /usr/local/php/bin.

--enable-magic-quotes

Enable magic quotes by default.

--disable-short-tags

Disable the short-form <? start tag by default.

--enable-zend-multibyte

Enables multibyte code in the language parser and scanner to be executed. When PHP is compiled with this option, it also enables the encoding directive in the declare construct.

--with-libdir

Specifies the directory where the libraries to build PHP exists on a Unix system. For 64bit systems, its needed to specify this argument to the lib64 directory like: --with-libdir=lib64.

SAPI options

The following list contains the available SAPI&s (Server Application Programming Interface) for PHP.

--with-aolserver=DIR

Specify path to the installed AOLserver.

--with-apxs[=FILE]

Build shared Apache module. FILE is the optional pathname to the Apache apxs tool; defaults to apxs. Make sure you specify the version of apxs that is actually installed on your system and NOT the one that is in the apache source tarball.

--with-apache[=DIR]

Build a static Apache module. DIR is the top-level Apache build directory, defaults to /usr/local/apache.

--with-mod_charset

Enable transfer tables for mod_charset (Russian Apache).

--with-apxs2[=FILE]

Build shared Apache 2.0 module. FILE is the optional pathname to the Apache apxs tool; defaults to apxs.

--with-caudium=DIR

Build PHP as a Pike module for use with Caudium. DIR is the Caudium server dir, with the default value /usr/local/caudium/server.

--disable-cli

Available with PHP 4.3.0. Disable building the CLI version of PHP (this forces --without-pear). More information is available in the section about Using PHP from the command line.

--enable-embed[=TYPE]

Enable building of the embedded SAPI library. TYPE is either shared or static, which defaults to shared. Available with PHP 4.3.0.

--with-fhttpd[=DIR]

Build fhttpd module. DIR is the fhttpd sources directory, defaults to /usr/local/src/fhttpd. No longer available as of PHP 4.3.0.

--with-isapi=DIR

Build PHP as an ISAPI module for use with Zeus.

--with-nsapi=DIR

Specify path to the installed Netscape/iPlanet/SunONE Webserver.

--with-phttpd=DIR

No information yet.

--with-pi3web=DIR

Build PHP as a module for use with Pi3Web.

--with-roxen=DIR

Build PHP as a Pike module. DIR is the base Roxen directory, normally /usr/local/roxen/server.

--enable-roxen-zts

Build the Roxen module using Zend Thread Safety.

--with-servlet[=DIR]

Include servlet support. DIR is the base install directory for the JSDK. This SAPI requires the java extension must be built as a shared dl.

--with-thttpd=SRCDIR

Build PHP as thttpd module.

--with-tux=MODULEDIR

Build PHP as a TUX module (Linux only).

--with-webjames=SRCDIR

Build PHP as a WebJames module (RISC OS only)

--disable-cgi

Disable building CGI version of PHP. Available with PHP 4.3.0.

As of PHP 5.3.0 this argument enables FastCGI which previously had to be enabled using --enable-fastcgi.

--enable-force-cgi-redirect

Enable the security check for internal server redirects. You should use this if you are running the CGI version with Apache.

As of PHP 5.3.0 this argument is enabled by default and no longer exists. To disable this, the cgi.force_redirect ini directive should be set to 0.

--enable-discard-path

If this is enabled, the PHP CGI binary can safely be placed outside of the web tree and people will not be able to circumvent .htaccess security.

As of PHP 5.3.0 this argument is disabled by default and no longer exists. To enable this feature the cgi.discard_path ini directive must be set to 1.

--with-fastcgi

Build PHP as FastCGI application. No longer available as of PHP 4.3.0, instead you should use --enable-fastcgi .

--enable-fastcgi

If this is enabled, the CGI module will be built with support for FastCGI also. Available since PHP 4.3.0

As of PHP 5.3.0 this argument no longer exists and is enabled by --enable-cgi instead.

--disable-path-info-check

If this is disabled, paths such as /info.php/test?a=b will fail to work. Available since PHP 4.3.0. For more information see the » Apache Manual.

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use --enable-soap to use SoapClient/Server classes
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