PHP ports/packages framework is seriously flawed
valery at vslash.com
Fri Jan 14 11:37:54 PST 2005
Sorry it was just some advice of
a poor lonesome com-boy,
many thanks for yours, i add them
to my "Good things to do in 2005"
Alex Dupre wrote:
> Valéry wrote:
>> i'm not from FreeBSD, but if i can advise you :
>> php is *very scalable*, and before having all
>> options you want, you must build it 5 or 6 times.
>> I'm using 4.3.4
> Then, build it another time, 4.3.4 has a lot of serious bugs.
> FYI, you can install new extensions without rebuild php, using the ports.
>> and it was compiled not from
>> the BSD ports, but from the php.net sources.
>> The 1st reason is that - i think - a port cannot show
>> you every configuration you want, specially with
>> php ; there's a lot of '3rd part software' with
> Ever tried lang/php4-extensions?
>> The second one is that compiling php in
>> this way is not difficult, php is well done,
>> and well documented, and you'll get
>> exactly what you expect from php (eg GD, XML,
>> XSL, CLI or CGI, ...).
> Same with ports, without messing the filesystem.
>> More, you can patch your php without waiting
>> a new port, and this is important for security.
> Sure, this is the reason you have 4.3.4 version and the port is at
> 4.3.10, right? :-)
> Alex Dupre
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