PECL on Gentoo

If you try to install a PECL package without using Portage (thus using the PHP tool pecl), you might encounter an error like this snippet:

bender ~ # pecl install apc
downloading APC-3.0.8.tgz ...
autoconf: Undefined macros:
ERROR: `phpize' failed

The main problem lies with the use of automake v1.9.x. Since Gentoo comes with a bunch of different versions of the autotools, you can choose to use automake v1.8, which will result in a complete built.

bender ~ # WANT_AUTOMAKE="1.8" pecl install apc

As simple as it seems, it took me a while to fix it. Let me know if this helps.


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