FreeBSD Port: phpMyAdmin-

fbsd fbsd at
Thu May 11 22:26:02 UTC 2006

fbsd wrote:
> I Just ran the phpmyadmin package on a virgin 6.1 system
> and it wanted mysql-server 4.1.18_1 plus got an not
> found for pdflib-6.0.3 when pkg tried to install the dependant
> package version of pddflib. I checked and no package for pdflib.

> How about a basic pkg version of phpmyadmin without all those
> add on functions (ie bkzip,pdf ECT) using php5 & mysql5?
> Those add-on functions are not used and can be left out.

> Later ran the packages for php5 + mysql50 which installed fine.
> Then ran the port for phpmyadmin and got error saying no mysql
> installed.
> Think the phpmyadmin port process looks in the port tree for
> installed dependants
> and thinks mysql5 was not installed when it really is. It should
> checking
> the pkg_info database for dependants and not the /usr/ports tree.

Here's a small hint.  The phpMyAdmin port downloads and installs a
from the net.  It doesn't compile anything.  It's essentially the
process as installing one of the FreeBSD packages.  Except, of
course, you
get access to all of the various knobs and twiddles that let you
make it
work exactly the way you want.




-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Seaman
[mailto:m.seamaphpMyAdminn at]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:56 PM
To: fbsd at
Cc: ports at
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Port: phpMyAdmin-

I really don't understand what you are trying to say with
what you posted above.

I was informing you as the maintainer of record for that port
that here are the things I found wrong with the it in Freebsd 6.0 &

I don't see how what you wrote addresses the
fact that the phpMyAdmin port does not allow choose
between php4 / php5  & mysql4 /mysql5, or that the pkg version is

What about answering my question about fixing it?

If I was a an overly sensitive British guy I could mis-read what you
as saying go fork yourself.

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