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PHP 5, OS X, fink and iconv

If you want to get the iconv extension properly running with PHP 5 and fink on OS X, you need the following configure option


and then it should work.

Hope that helps others, too.

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Alain, 06.01.2006 14:40 CET

Yes, that helped a lot :)

./configure --help | grep iconv
--without-iconv[=DIR] Exclude iconv support
--with-iconv-dir=DIR XMLRPC-EPI: iconv dir for XMLRPC-EPI

Kind of confusing...

Dan Scott, 06.01.2006 16:51 CET

In the spirit of, it sounds like you should open a bug to add this to config.m4 at

And probably file a second bug for the documentation to mention this for configuring on OSX.

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