Finally got my powerbook re-setup using the latest and greatest from PHP, Apache, and libcurl. (of course all of the other goodness as well)

Here is the order:

  1. Curl. If you need a new version of curl and libcurl installed: go here http://curl.haxx.se.
    You will need to compile from source. Important note here: Make sure that you dont have another version of curl that can be read from the $PATH. (This becomes important when compiling PHP in a few minutes)
  2. Apache. Download the source from httpd-2.2.3.tar.gz
    Now follow these steps:

    1. ./configure --enable-mods-shared=all
    2. sudo make
    3. sudo make install

    It is good to note that since I didn’t specify a prefix (such as –prefix=/usr/bin/) that the configuration script will choose the default install location (/usr/local/apache2)

  3. PHP. Now it is time to compile PHP. Download the source from here (From the us2.php.net mirror off of sourceforge).
    Now follow these steps:


    1. ./configure
      --prefix=/usr/local/apache2/php
      --with-zlib
      --with-dom=/sw/
      --with-libxml-dir=/sw/
      --with-xsl=/sw/
      --with-jpeg-dir=/sw/
      --with-png-dir=/sw/
      --with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql/
      --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs
      --with-gd
      --with-curl
    2. sudo make
    3. sudo make install

    It is good to note here, that I had installed a version of curl on my machine and made sure that when I accessed the $PATH, that I was addressing the correct version.

I have done this all before, but each time I do it, I learn something new. Hope this can help someone out there who is banging their head.

Happy compiling!