> Our build instructions in
> https://github.com/php/php-src#building-php-source-code are currently a bit
> bare... they show the basic "./buildconf && ./configure && make" cycle, but
> everyone who actually tries this will quickly find out that there is a lot
> more to building PHP...
> Every time I compile PHP on a new system, I have to go through a pretty
> long cycle of ./configure --xxx, wait until there is an error, "sudo apt
> install libxxx-dev" and so on.
> It would be great if someone could write up the required "apt get" and
> "./configure" line to get a "reasonably large" build of PHP on a popular
> Linux distro like Ubuntu 18.04, so this can be included in the README.
> Something similar for MacOS would probably also be useful, where things are
> even more complicated.
> Bonus points for also including how to set up MySQL and Postgres in a way
> that you can run mysqli/pdo_mysql and pgsql/pdo_pgsql tests. I think I lose
> a couple of hours every time I try to get this working.
> Anyone interested in doing this?
If it's not done already I could take a swing a bit later in early October
for a Centos 7.7 distro.