apparent change in php4 port build procedure...

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Tue Dec 21 08:01:49 PST 2004

--On Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:46:54 AM -0500 Bruce Campbell 
<bruce at> wrote:
> I'm upgrading to mod_php4-4.3.10
> But I liked the old menu system, as it saved me figuring out
> the configure args.  Was there a reason to move away from that,
> or is there a new mechanism I am not aware of ?
There's a new mechanism you are not aware of.  Read /usr/ports/UPDATING 
(the php section).  You now install php (the base) and php-extensions.  The 
menu is now with extensions.  You can do a make config if you want to make 
changes to it.

Make sure you read UPDATING.  There's a gotcha in there having to do with 
the extensions_dir variable in the php.ini file.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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The University of Texas at Dallas
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