mod_php5 and apache22
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Tue Mar 24 21:36:41 PDT 2009
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:46:16 +0100 Ruben de Groot <mail25 at bzerk.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 03:20:26PM +0100, Mel Flynn typed:
> > On Tuesday 24 March 2009 15:13:33 Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> > > I moved a site from some FreeBSD 5.2 or something (with apache2 and
> > > mod_php5 at that time,
> > > about 3 years old) to 7.1 (Beta though) and apache22.
> > >
> > > Now I don't find something that looks like mod_php5 in /usr/ports/www.
> > >
> > > Has that changed somehow?
> > lang/php5 with APACHE_MODULE ticked in options dialog.
> The apache module compile is off by default since somewhere in 2006 and I keep
> forgetting that occasionally :(
> So people using pkg_add -r php5 will not get mod_php5.
That's right, you haven't been able able to install mod_php5 from a
package for at least that long. I've never understood the rationale.
> This is probably not what they expected.
I could well be wrong, but I've always suspected that _most_ people who
install apache (1.3 or 2.x) and php do so because they intend to use it
with mod_php, rather than the command-line php interpreter or the cgi.
> Would it not be a good idea to (re)introduce www/mod_php5?
Yes. As far as I can tell, all that would be required is an identical
port (with a new name, '+mod_php' would do fine) with the ONLY change
being to select the APACHE_MODULE option on, as Mel points out.
I wish someone who knows about ports building would just do that.
Then you could again install apache+mod_php from packages, right from
the dist CDs/DVD if desired. Ah, for the good old days when it wasn't
assumed that everyone had both fast boxes and fast net connections :)
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