lang/php4 and --enable-sysvmsg

Michael Edenfield kutulu at
Fri May 7 16:32:10 PDT 2004

* Andy Smith <andy at> [040507 18:57]:
> Hello,
> This week I was looking at an application which uses sysv message
> queues from within PHP.  So, I go to add this support to my PHP, and
> I can't seem to work out how.
> The port's configure script does have an --enable-sysvmsg option,
> but this is not provided as an option in the port configuration
> process, nor is it in the Makefile (in contrast to sysvshm or
> sysvsem):
> $ grep sysvmsg Makefile 
> $ grep sysvsem Makefile 
> CONFIGURE_ARGS+=--enable-sysvsem
> $ grep sysvshm Makefile 
> CONFIGURE_ARGS+=--enable-sysvshm
> Is there some reason for this (like maybe sysv message queues don't
> work on FreeBSD), or is it just that no one uses it?

Probably the latter, as SysV messages do work on FreeBSD (assuming you
have the support built/loaded into the kernel).


cd /usr/ports/lang/php4 ; CONFIUGRE_ARGS=--enable-sysvmsg make install

and see if it gives you a working PHP.

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