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Edit report at http://pear.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=18655&edit=1

ID: 18655
Updated by: helgith@gmail.com
Reported By: mfonda at php dot net
Summary: pecl install doesn't recognize shared extensions
Status: Bogus
Type: Documentation Problem
Package: PEAR
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Package Version: 1.9.3
PHP Version: 5.3.6
Roadmap Versions:
New Comment:

I wonder if there are other ways to deal with this. -n is important but
in theory we
could attempt to also read the ini to figure out what can be enabled etc


Previous Comments:
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[2011-07-07 00:47:44] mfonda

-Status: Open
+Status: Bogus
-Type: Bug
+Type: Documentation Problem
I guess there's not much to do other than update docs to indicate this.
Perhaps the error message could be updated to
indicate that it could be successfully installed using --force or pear
install if the you have the missing extension shared.

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[2011-07-07 00:35:16] dufuz

See the response from Greg on #7582 - That is the reason we use -n

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[2011-07-06 23:01:11] mfonda

Description:
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When a PECL package has a PHP extension as a dependency, the installer
may only
detect the extension if it was compiled statically into PHP.

This is related to PECL bug #17012 -
http://pecl.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=17012 (solr
failing because of this)

I've tracked down the reason this is happening: the `pecl` command
passes the -n
option to php (ignore all ini files), and thus the shared extensions
never get loaded, so
the installer thinks they are missing.

Not sure what the best solution here is, maybe just remove the -n? It
doesn't look like
the pear command includes it, just pecl.

It looks like this bug report is more or less a duplicate of
http://pear.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=7582 - opening this up again as I
think it is worth
revisiting. If the resolution is still to do nothing, change this to a
documentation issue
and I'll make a note of this in the docs. I think it is worth doing
something as it's common
for php to be installed with apt-get these days, so lots of people will
have shared
extensions.

Test script:
---------------
$ php -m | grep curl



curl

pecl install solr



pecl/solr requires PHP extension "curl"



No valid packages found



install failed

Expected result:
----------------
extension installs

Actual result:
--------------
extension fails to install

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