configure: error: Kerberos libraries not found.

When I wanted to build php with imap it did complain about:


configure: error: Kerberos libraries not found.

Turns out that this some fallout from lib64 vs. lib differences. So I found
this blog explaining exactly what was going on. Very helpful. Especially the


sh -x ./configure ...options go here...

trick can be very very helpful in the future.

2 Responses to “configure: error: Kerberos libraries not found.”

  1. steev Says:

    cheers for the -x tip, makes things so much easier than trying to strace everything! cheers

  2. me Says:

    I had a similar problem compiling gqclient on Ubuntu 12.04 There the solution was to install libkrb5-dev and run ./configure –with-kerberos5=/usr

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