PECL fails to install


I’m finding that PEAR installs just fine but PECL doesn’t. Below is the the result of one such attempt. I’ve try about 3 modules now and they all fail. I’ve never used PECL installer before so any help from someone who knows much appreciated.

neutrino:~ # pecl install -o geoip
downloading geoip-1.0.7.tar ...
Starting to download geoip-1.0.7.tar (Unknown size)
..............done: 59,392 bytes
3 source files, building
WARNING: php_bin /usr/bin/php5 appears to have a suffix 5, but config variable php_suffix does not match
running: phpize
Configuring for:
PHP Api Version:         20041225
Zend Module Api No:      20060613
Zend Extension Api No:   220060519
building in /var/tmp/pear-build-root/geoip-1.0.7
running: /tmp/pear/temp/geoip/configure
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for icc... no
checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
checking for system library directory... lib
checking if compiler supports -R... no
checking if compiler supports -Wl,-rpath,... yes
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for PHP prefix... /usr
checking for PHP includes... -I/usr/include/php5 -I/usr/include/php5/main -I/usr/include/php5/TSRM -I/usr/include/php5/Zend -I/usr/include/php5/ext -I/usr/include/php5/ext/date/lib
checking for PHP extension directory... /usr/lib64/php5/extensions
checking for PHP installed headers prefix... /usr/include/php5
checking if debug is enabled... no
checking if zts is enabled... no
checking for re2c... no
configure: WARNING: You will need re2c 0.13.4 or later if you want to regenerate PHP parsers.
checking for gawk... gawk
checking for geoip support... yes, shared
checking for geoip files in default path... not found
configure: error: Please reinstall the geoip distribution
ERROR: `/tmp/pear/temp/geoip/configure' failed

try installing the geoip-devel first.

I did not have that problem while doing my last PECL setup on opensuse. Anyway, I’ve created that howto which maybe is of use to you:

HOWTO: PECL on Opensuse

On the server of that HOWTO I have the following GeoIP packages installed:

  1. GeoIP
  2. libGeoIP-devel
  3. libGeoIP1

Looks like libGeoIP-devel automatically requires both 1 and 3 of the list.

I hope this information is of use. Please let me know.