devel/pear or lang/php5 leaves include_path unusable

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Fri Jan 19 13:11:37 UTC 2007

I'm writing a port for a program written in PHP 5.  It depends (BUILD_
and RUN_) on ${PEARDIR}/Console/Getopt.php:devel/pear, unfortunately
devel/pear simply informs the user that they need to configure php.ini
(see devel/pear/files/, and my port needlessly fails
during the build target.

What is the reason devel/pear requires manual intervention?  Python
ports don't require the user messing with sitepkgdir to work, the base
ports set everything correctly upfront.

I could check whether "include 'Console/Getopt.php';" succeeds in
pre-build, but that won't save me from IGNORE, and I want the package.
The goal is to be able to pkg_add -r myport on a freshly installed
computer, and have a fully functional installation of myport

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You don't know, man.  You don't KNOW.
Cause you weren't THERE.   

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