php-cli and php-cgi

Uroš Gruber uros.gruber at
Tue Mar 14 12:57:27 UTC 2006

Uroš Gruber wrote:
> Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:33:23AM +0100, Uro? Gruber wrote:
>>> I'm not being rude. I just pointed that I'm using cgi and cli (not 
>>> mod as he refer). I've read UPDATING
>>> and if you're talking about 2004 when port is split to php-extension 
>>> etc. I think this is not the case.
>> Uros,
>> How does your solution (re: naming the PHP interpreter php-cli and
>> php-cgi, respectively) handle scripts and utilities which rely on
>> the existance of /usr/local/bin/php (or simply "php" in your path)?
> I use a lot of those scripts and for now all rely on php (cli) so I 
> have symlink to php-cli. Because
> php-cgi is used only from apache or other web server. Also I have 
> php5-cgi and php4-cgi so
> I can use either php4 or php5.
>> The answer will probably be "a symlink".  Okay, which PHP binary do
>> you choose to symlink to?  php-cgi or php-cli?
>> I cannot tell you how many times I have seen on mailing lists for
>> PHP-related software, especially suphp, individuals asking why the
>> software didn't work -- only to find out they had installed the CLI
>> version of PHP, not the CGI version.
> I know that making this changes would break some other ports. But I 
> think because of fast-cgi i found
> that many admins are using cgi version of php instead. So It needs to 
> be solved some how. Maybe with
> some WITH_ switch to not break other ports but still possible to 
> install both cli and cgi from ports.
If this is right

portsdb -r www/php5-cgi

then no other ports depend on php5 cgi mode. Because of that I thing 
it's ok if cgi version is installed in
/usr/local/bin/phpX-cgi etc and php-cgi.ini

This does not break any port and install is easy and automatic.

Is this possible to change in ports by maintainer, because I don't quite 
understand how is done installing of binaries.


>> I do acknowledge that you can have both on a single system; there is
>> no denying that.  But /usr/local/bin/php has to be one or the other.
>> Presently, PHP doesn't offer a way for software or scripts (i.e.
>> GNU configure scripts) to determine which type is installed, as far
>> as I know...
>> This is probably one of many reasons why the CLI and CGI ports are
>> split
> regards
> Uros
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