installing mysql-phpmyadmin-apache-php

Jonathan Arnold jdarnold at
Tue Apr 27 09:15:32 PDT 2004

Matthew Seaman wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:50:04PM -0700, Mike Maltese wrote:
>>>I have mysql-5 and apache2 installed and working. I need to install
>>>phpmyadmin but it wants to install mysql-4 and apache1. How do I prevent
>>>it from installing another version of each app (can I even do this)?
>>I'd just download the phpMyAdmin source from and
>>install it manually. There's nothing particularly special about the port.
> Gee.  Thanks.
> Actually, the versions of apache and mysql are controlled through the
> dependency chain by the PHP port you install.  The phpmyadmin port
> just wants to see that PHP is installed.
> Setting the following in /etc/make.conf will make your system default
> to apache2 and mysql-5:
>     APACHE_PORT=    www/apache2
>     WITH_APACHE2=   yes
>     WANT_MYSQL_VER= 50
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

Interesting note. Is there a way to figure this out? Is there a generic
way to specify a newer version is okay? What is a "dependency chain" and
how does one find it?

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