Compiling KPHP from sources

KPHP can be compiled for Debian systems. Public builds are available for Buster and Ubuntu.

We have not tested if KPHP can be compiled for a non-Debian system. If you have luck, please let us know.

Where all sources are located

All KPHP sources are on GitHub, distributed under the GPLv3 license.
These are sources of KPHP, vkext, flex data (for Russian declensions), and all TL tools.

KPHP linkage depends on some custom packages, that are also compiled from source:

  • patched curl build on GitHub (branch dpkg-build-7.60.0)
  • custom uber-h3 build on GitHub (branch dpkg-build)
  • epoll implementation for MacOS on GitHub (branch osx-platform)
  • custom timelib build on GitHub (branch master)

KPHP is compiled with CMake and packed with CPack.

Prerequisites

Debian 10 (Buster)

Add external repositories

apt-get update
# utils for adding repositories
apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends apt-utils ca-certificates gnupg wget lsb-release
# for newest cmake package
echo "deb https://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# for curl-kphp-vk, libuber-h3-dev packages and kphp-timelib
wget -qO /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/vkpartner.asc https://artifactory-external.vkpartner.ru/artifactory/api/gpg/key/public
echo "deb https://artifactory-external.vkpartner.ru/artifactory/kphp buster main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list 
# for php7.4-dev package
wget -qO - https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg | apt-key add -
echo "deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ buster main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list 
# for libmysqlclient-dev
TEMP_DEB="$(mktemp)"
wget -O "$TEMP_DEB" 'https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-apt-config_0.8.20-1_all.deb'
DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive dpkg -i "$TEMP_DEB"
rm -f "$TEMP_DEB"
# for postgresql 
echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt buster-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list && \
wget -qO - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | apt-key add - 

Install packages

apt-get update
apt install git cmake-data=3.16* cmake=3.16* make g++ gperf python3-minimal python3-jsonschema \
            curl-kphp-vk libuber-h3-dev kphp-timelib libfmt-dev libgtest-dev libgmock-dev libre2-dev libpcre3-dev \
            libzstd-dev libyaml-cpp-dev libnghttp2-dev zlib1g-dev php7.4-dev libmysqlclient-dev libnuma-dev \
            postgresql postgresql-server-dev-all libpq-dev libldap-dev libkrb5-dev
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Add external repositories

apt-get update
# utils for adding repositories
apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends apt-utils ca-certificates gnupg wget
# for curl-kphp-vk, libuber-h3-dev packages and kphp-timelib
wget -qO /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/vkpartner.asc https://artifactory-external.vkpartner.ru/artifactory/api/gpg/key/public
echo "deb https://artifactory-external.vkpartner.ru/artifactory/kphp focal main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Install packages

apt-get update
apt install git cmake make g++ gperf python3-minimal python3-jsonschema \
            curl-kphp-vk libuber-h3-dev kphp-timelib libfmt-dev libgtest-dev libgmock-dev libre2-dev libpcre3-dev \
            libzstd-dev libyaml-cpp-dev libnghttp2-dev zlib1g-dev php7.4-dev libmysqlclient-dev libnuma-dev \
            postgresql postgresql-server-dev-all libpq-dev libldap-dev libkrb5-dev
MacOS

Make sure you have brew and clang (at least Apple clang version 10.0.0)

# Install dependencies
brew tap shivammathur/php
brew update
brew install re2c cmake coreutils openssl libiconv re2 pcre yaml-cpp zstd googletest shivammathur/php/php@7.4
brew link --overwrite shivammathur/php/php@7.4
pip3 install jsonschema

# Build kphp
git clone https://github.com/VKCOM/kphp.git && cd kphp
mkdir build && cd build
cmake .. -DDOWNLOAD_MISSING_LIBRARIES=On
make -j$(nproc)
Other Linux

Make sure you are using the same package list. You may use system default libcurl package, it would work, but without DNS resolving. uber-h3 must be installed from sources.

Recommendations

It's also recommended having a libfmt >= 7 installed (if not, pass -DDOWNLOAD_MISSING_LIBRARIES=On to CMake) and ccache, it may speed up compilation time.

CMake configuration

Here are available variables, that can be modified during the cmake invocation:

DOWNLOAD_MISSING_LIBRARIES when libfmt / gtest / epoll-shim / etc not found, downloads them to a local folder [Off]
ADDRESS_SANITIZER enables the address sanitizer [Off]
UNDEFINED_SANITIZER enables the undefined sanitizer [Off]
KPHP_TESTS include tests to default target [On]

Compiling KPHP

We use the make command here, but of course, parallel compilation means make -j$(nproc) or env settings.

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make

Compiling tl2php and other tools

This is achieved with the same command:

# in build/ folder
make

Compiling vkext

To build and install vkext locally, you need to have php and php-dev packages installed for PHP 7.2 or above.
vkext is also compiled with CMake.

# in build/ folder
make

Install for the default PHP version (recommended)

sudo cp ../objs/vkext/modules/vkext.so $(php-config --extension-dir)

If you want to use it everywhere, update the global php.ini file by adding the following lines:

extension=vkext.so
tl.conffile="/path/to/scheme.tlo"

If you don't want to install it globally, pass it as the -d option to php instead of updating php.ini:

php -d extension=vkext.so -d tl.conffile=/path/to/scheme.tlo ...

Build for a specific PHP version (optional)

Run the following script with the desirable PHP_VERSION (only “7.2” and “7.4” are supported so far):

# in build/ folder
make vkext${PHP_VERSION}
sudo cp ../objs/vkext/modules${PHP_VERSION}/vkext.so $(php-config${PHP_VERSION} --extension-dir)

Compiling .tlo for php.ini

Use the tl-compiler executable from vk-tl-tools package:

tl-compiler -e /path/to/output.tlo input1.tl input2.tl ...

Building a .deb package

# in build/ folder
cpack -D CPACK_COMPONENTS_ALL="KPHP;FLEX" .