Rebuilding Apache/PHP with mime_magic

verdon

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Hi :)

I need to rebuild apache/php with support for mime_magic. I have a script that requires the php function mime_content_type() Is that what the option 'MM (Version 1.3.1)' is for in buildapache?

I can't seem to find much reference when searching here for terms mime, mime-magic, mime.magic, mime magic, MM (Version 1.3.1), and so on.

Thanks,
 

aegis

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Hi Verdon, ;-)

MM is a shared memory module. See http://www.ossp.org/pkg/lib/mm/

To get that PHP function working you need to compile php with --with-magic-mime and install the Apache module http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_mime_magic.html

Problem is, it's already deprecated in PHP in favour of the PECL fileinfo package. See http://uk2.php.net/manual/en/ref.mime-magic.php which is annoying as the PEAR MIME/Type package still relies on the deprecated function.

You can install the PECL package with...

'pear install fileinfo'

...in theory. It just gave me an error though...

downloading Fileinfo-1.0.tgz ...
Starting to download Fileinfo-1.0.tgz (5,566 bytes)
.....done: 5,566 bytes
3 source files, building
running: phpize
Configuring for:
PHP Api Version: 20020918
Zend Module Api No: 20020429
Zend Extension Api No: 20021010
building in /var/tmp/pear-build-root/Fileinfo-1.0
running: /tmp/tmpmtRqMV/Fileinfo-1.0/configure
sh: /tmp/tmpmtRqMV/Fileinfo-1.0/configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied
`/tmp/tmpmtRqMV/Fileinfo-1.0/configure' failed


Sigh.
 

verdon

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Thanks aegis,

You've given me some ideas and places to start to look. It is the Pear MIME/Type.php autoDetect() in particular that I'm trying to get to work. Works on my local server (MacOSX/Apache/PHP4.3.9) where I do have mime_content_type() available. I can't get it to work on my production server (CentOS3.5/Apache/PHP4.3.9) where I do not have mime_content_type() available. Strange thing is, that:
Code:
if (!function_exists('mime_content_type')) {
    function mime_content_type($f) {
        $f = escapeshellarg($f);
        return trim( `file -bi $f` );
    }
}
$type = mime_content_type($file);
will work on my production server, which is what I roughly thought MIME/Type.php autoDetect() fell back on if mime_content_type() isn't available, before it returns an error.

Guess I've got more reading and poking to do ;) Again, thanks for the pointers.
 

payne

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aegis, I'm having the same problem installing. I think it is because I have cpanel set up to not allow execution of scripts in the /tmp folder, which is where pear install wants to sh the installation script. I haven't figured out how to tell pear to install it from somewhere else, yet. I'd like to, though, as I don't want to manually install every time I want a package.