general question - php5 extensions

Stut stuttle at
Fri Jul 11 19:41:43 UTC 2008

On 11 Jul 2008, at 20:30, Brad Mettee wrote:
> I've been banging my head for 2 days trying to get php5 compiled  
> with extensions OR a way to find the .so files so it could  
> dynamically link them. I've finally stumbled on the php5-*  
> directories in the ports tree and it's compiling extensions right  
> now, except that I keep having to deinstall an extension then  
> restart the php5-extension make again so it can continue.
> Why isn't there a single folder under the lang/php5 directory that  
> would put all of the extensions in the same place? Having them  
> broken up into all of the varying places in the tree makes it  
> extremely difficult to find them. Or maybe at least have sym links  
> to them in one place.
> This is just for discussion, I don't expect an actual answer..........




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