Compile PHP from source: error: utf8_mime2text() has new signature

Mattias Geniar, Monday, October 16, 2017

It's been a while, but I had to recompile a PHP from source and ran into this problem during the ./configure stage.

$ ./configure
...
checking for IMAP Kerberos support... no
checking for IMAP SSL support... yes
checking for utf8_mime2text signature... new
checking for U8T_DECOMPOSE...
configure: error: utf8_mime2text() has new signature, but U8T_CANONICAL is missing.
This should not happen. Check config.log for additional information.

To resolve that utf8_mime2text() has new signature, but U8T_CANONICAL is missing error, on CentOS you can install the libc-client-devel package.

$ yum install libc-client-devel

After that, your ./configure should go through.



Hi! My name is Mattias Geniar. I'm a Support Manager at Nucleus Hosting in Belgium, a general web geek & public speaker. Currently working on DNS Spy & Oh Dear!. Follow me on Twitter as @mattiasgeniar.

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