Have you ever tried installing Oniguruma on POWER PC with CentOS 7? Well, I did that and it was a nightmare. I ended up with an error “configure: error: Package requirements (oniguruma) were not met. No package ‘oniguruma’ found” while configuring PHP 7.4.3. Oniguruma is a dependant package for enabling
mb_string extension for PHP. So if you need
mb_string to be enabled, then there’s no escape from installing Oniguruma.
Here’s the complete error message:
configure: error: Package requirements (oniguruma) were not met: No package 'oniguruma' found Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix. Alternatively, you may set the environment variables ONIG_CFLAGS and ONIG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details.
I thought, installing oniguruma and its development package would solve the issue. The
yum install libonig and libonig-devel and oniguruma said no package found. I could find some RPMs here, but those are all failed with
glibc version dependencies as shown below:
error: Failed dependencies: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) is needed by oniguruma-5.9.1-3.1.el6.x86_64 libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.4)(64bit) is needed by oniguruma-5.9.1-3.1.el6.x86_64 libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)(64bit) is needed by oniguruma-5.9.1-3.1.el6.x86_64
Well, I do not want to mess up with GLIB version. So I decided to compile Oniguruma from the source.
I downloaded the source from this link. I generated the
configure script by running
autoconf. But the configuration failed with
./configure: line 2341: syntax error near unexpected token `-Wno-portability' ./configure: line 2341: `AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE( -Wno-portability)'
A user in StackOverflow faced a similar error while compiling GLIBC, but later he suggested to use a different source. Well, it was a hint that the package I had downloaded might have an issue. So I decided to try another version of Oniguruma (version 5.9.6) from this link.
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/onig-5.9.6 --exec-prefix=/usr/local/onig-5.9.6 # make #make install
That’s it! I was able to install Oniguruma successfully. Now, I tried compiling PHP and still ended up with the same error (as shown at the top of this page).
I understand that the configure script is not able to find the references for Oniguruma properly. So I tried setting
ONIG_LIBS as suggested in the error message. Oops! that didn’t work as well. So I went on to set
PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable as suggested.
Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix.
Well, that did the trick and I was able to configure PHP 7.4.3 successfully. I hope this helps someone out there.