Which php ?

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at daleco.biz
Tue May 4 14:18:40 PDT 2004

Peter Risdon wrote:

> Darryl Hoar wrote:
>> I have 5.1-release installed.  I wish to install php4 and want it to
>> work with apache, mysql and openldap.  Which one of the php ports
>> do I use ?
> Easiest thing to do is install www/mod_php4 and select the options
> you want (mysql - which is a default - and ldap)under the curses based
> config screen that will pop up.
> Having said that, in a minority of cases people want to run php as a
> cgi under suexec. In that case, you need to use /lang/php4 and use
> the right config arguments.
> PWR.

Pretty much correct.  /lang/php4 simply builds both the Apache
module and the CLI and CGI executables, and installs the lot;
therefore it also uses the ncurses config screen.

I think that if you desire to 'keep up' with PHP development by
means of portupgrade(1), then you'll want to place the "right
config arguments" in /etc/make.conf.  See make.conf(5) for the
real scoop on that one ....

Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.

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