Feasibility of splitting out web components of lang/php5
c.kworr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 08:19:52 UTC 2012
06.01.2012 06:20, Doug Barton wrote:
> I do package build systems that support a variety of types of end
> systems. (Nearly) all of them use php in some form or another, but a
> substantial portion of them don't have web servers, and therefore don't
> need the cgi, apache module, or the apache dependency that comes with them.
> What would make my life a whole lot simpler is if lang/php5 were the
> command line version, and the cgi and apache modules were separate
> ports. Is this feasible?
Long long ago when I was building php on linux by hand I noticed that
cgi/apache/standalone binaries differ only in small subset of linker
objects i.e. splitting this into many ports will made us for sure
recompile whole php for each of them.
* this is good from the installation perspective, when user can select
which packages to install and have the components he really needs;
* this is boring from the update perspective for those who build php
I'd say that both options would be good to have.
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