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PHP 5.4 on OS X 10.5 Leopard Server


So after finally getting PHP 5.3 compiled and installed it looks like it's being end-of-lifed:

"Please Note: This will be the last regular release of the PHP 5.3 series. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.4 or PHP 5.5. The PHP 5.3 series will receive only security fixes for the next year."

Rather than wait for support to end I thought I'd move to the next version, 5.4. Compiling PHP 5.4 on Leopard Server isn't too much harder than 5.3 but it does seem to trip up over OpenSSL versions - 5.4 needs OpenSSL version 0.9.6 or higher and Leopard ships with version 0.9.71 so it should be fine but I found that while it passed the "./configure" stage it failed when linking, giving errors right at the end of the "make" stage:

Undefined symbols:
  "_EVP_sha224", referenced from:
      _php_openssl_get_evp_md_from_algo in openssl.o
  "_EVP_sha256", referenced from:
      _php_openssl_get_evp_md_from_algo in openssl.o
  "_EVP_sha384", referenced from:
      _php_openssl_get_evp_md_from_algo in openssl.o
  "_EVP_sha512", referenced from:
      _php_openssl_get_evp_md_from_algo in openssl.o
ld: symbol(s) not found
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [libs/libphp5.bundle] Error 1
It seems to be because though the version of OpenSSL included is higher than needed it gets a bit confused by the version number (0.9.71 rather than I guess?). The fix is to edit /ext/openssl/openssl.c (from the root of the php 5.4 tarball) and change the three instances of
The 0x0090808fL isn't super important, it can be any value as long as it's above 0x00908. This disables some features (such as certain SSL algorithms) that OpenSSL 0.9.71 doesn't support. Once that file is changed you can kick off "make" again and it should complete without errors (following the guide for 5.3 here for configure options and support libraries - note that you no longer need the "-lstdc++" fix for ICU). If you're going to use APC (which you really should!) you need to run at least version 3.1.13 to work with PHP 5.4, the same configure options as used for version 3.1.9 can be used.

UPDATE: Just realised that the version of OpenSSL shipping with Leopard is 0.9.7l (with a small "L", not a number "1") so no idea why you need to hack the source file to get it to compile.