FreeBSD Port: lang/php71-extensions - missing php71-mssql

Torsten Zuehlsdorff tz at
Thu Jun 1 07:52:49 UTC 2017

On 15.05.2017 16:46, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> Torsten Zuehlsdorff wrote on 2017/05/15 15:00:
>>> I search the internet and didn't found any problem reports for this.
>>> PHP manual still shows this
>> If you read the manual this section is very important:
>> This extension is not available anymore on Windows with PHP 5.3 or later.
> Yes, I know that, but the important part is "Windows". I think it was 
> due to some licence / patent issue. For Windows there is SQLSRV provided 
> by Microsoft for a long time.

After some more investigation, i don't see a - lets say - practicable 
way. The mssql module was completely removed from PHP code. There are 
only some missed entries in the .gitignore and in an date parser.

Of course i can try to port the PHP 5.6 mssql code to PHP 7.0. But this 
would be much work and i haven't a proper possibility to test or the 
free time for it. But i will give this some thoughts.


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