php4 and mod_php4 on the same system?

Matt Emmerton matt at
Mon Apr 25 17:35:44 PDT 2005

[ Please cc me since I don't track the -ports list ]

I'm trying to figure out how I can install both php4 and mod_php4 on a
production web server.

We have a custom web application written in PHP and is served up with
We also have some daily batch processing for this application that is
cron-driven and needs to use some of the common PHP code that the web app
uses in order to accomplish its tasks.

Thus, I'd want to install lang/php4 and www/mod_php4 on our production web
server -- but the current ports won't allow it due to the CONFLICT

What are the dangers of overriding the CONFLICT mechanism in the ports
subsystem so that I can install both?

Matt Emmerton

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