PHP ports/packages framework is seriously flawed

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Fri Jan 14 03:39:23 PST 2005

Hi guys,

Maybe I am missing something obvious, but as long as I can see, the 
whole PHP framework is currently severely flawed. Specifically I am 
talking about www/mod_php4 port/package. Current system doesn't allow 
any PHP extensions to be installed for it, at the same time when 
building mod_php4 it explicitly disables all possible extensions, so 
that resulting module is nearly useless since it lacks even essential 
functions and it's impossible to install them later on.

Perhaps FreeBSD PHP maintainers should take a closer look on how this 
problem is addressed in major linux distros.



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