Trouble installing PECL module

Michael Newton miken32 at
Fri Sep 6 11:00:01 PDT 2013

Hello, the developer has added a flag (enabled by default) to control
sockets support being compiled or not:,

The code at can still be used for a test.
Thanks for your help with getting this up and running!

Michael Newton

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Aug 30, 2013, at 15:42, Michael Newton wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> >
> >> I've worked around it for now:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The bugs as I see it are
> >>
> >> 1) the documentation does not mention that the php sockets extension
> should be installed
> >> 2) the build system does not recognize when the php sockets extension
> has been installed separately and not compiled into the php executable
> >
> > Thanks for your assistance with this, it works great now. When I tried
> forcing -DHAVE_SOCKETS during configure, I just got errors during
> compilation. (And the only google result for that error was a bug report
> you filed on!)
> >
> > I don't see 1) being a problem, since if I'm trying to pass it an
> already created socket resource I will obviously have the extension
> installed. However I wasn't sure if 2) was a problem unique to Macports; I
> had a feeling that if I built it from source that COMPILE_DL_SOCKETS or
> HAVE_SOCKETS would have been defined somewhere along the way. Maybe I'll
> give that a shot and file an upstream bug if it's still a problem.
> 1) is a problem in that I, as a person packaging the software without
> really knowing what it's supposed to do, had no way of knowing that it
> required another package. A program's documentation should mention what its
> requirements are. It mentioned needing libevent and openssl, but not the
> PHP sockets extension.
> If you build PHP from source and compile in the sockets extension then I
> expect those constants will be defined, however it is more convenient for
> users to be able to add and remove extensions later, after having compiled
> PHP itself, like we do in MacPorts, and it seems like their build system
> should either detect and accommodate that usage or the documentation should
> be updated to state that -DHAVE_SOCKETS needs to be added.
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