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Compiling PHP-GTK

To compile php-gtk, you need the following packages:

sudo aptitude install php5-dev php5-gd libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-dev build-essentials

When trying to use the, you might encounter the following error:

~/php-gtk-2.0.1$ ./buildconf
Configuring for:
PHP Api Version:         20041225
Zend Module Api No:      20060613
Zend Extension Api No:   220060519
rebuilding aclocal.m4
rebuilding configure warning: LTOPTIONS_VERSION is m4_require'd but not m4_defun'd
aclocal.m4:2912: LT_INIT is expanded from…
aclocal.m4:2947: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL is expanded from… the top level warning: LTSUGAR_VERSION is m4_require'd but not m4_defun'd warning: LTVERSION_VERSION is m4_require'd but not m4_defun'd warning: LTOBSOLETE_VERSION is m4_require'd but not m4_defun'd
configure:12242: error: possibly undefined macro: m4_ifval
      If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
      See the Autoconf documentation.
configure:15849: error: possibly undefined macro: _LT_SET_OPTIONS
configure:15849: error: possibly undefined macro: LT_INIT
make[1]: *** [configure] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

which leaves the configure-script in a broken state. The problem is that the newer libtool.m4 has been split into different files. To make it work, you have to concatenate the different files back into the libtool.

$ cd /usr/share/aclocal
$ sudo cp libtool.m4 libtool.m4~backup
$ sudo chmod 777 libtool.m4
$ sudo cat lt~obsolete.m4 ltoptions.m4 ltsugar.m4 ltversion.m4 >>libtool.m4
$ sudo chmod 644 libtool.m4

After that, unpack a clean php-gtk source and try again.

~/php-gtk-2.0.1$ ./buildconf
~/php-gtk-2.0.1$ ./configure
~/php-gtk-2.0.1$ make
~/php-gtk-2.0.1$ sudo make install

After enabling the new extension in the php.ini, you should be able to use the Gtk2-Frontend for PEAR.

sudo pear install --alldeps pear/PEAR#gtk2installer

You can now run the graphical installer using the following command:

sudo pear -G