php4 with gd?
chris at sigd.net
Mon Oct 4 23:53:52 PDT 2004
> > >
> > > Can someone please give me a clue? I thought I remembered that
> > > there was a text gui asking what options we want, but it doesn't
> > > appear anymore.
> > Have you looked in the ports collection of lang/php4-extensions?
> Bingo! This seems to be the correct answer!
> cd /usr/ports/lang/php4-extensions
> make WITH_GD=yes WITH_GETTEXT=yes install
> does the trick! Or one can leave off the WITH_* vars and select them
> in the text gui.
> Life would be so much easier if the php4 make and pkg-descr would
> mention where to look for extentions. How is someone supposed to
> know this exists (without monitoring all freebsd mailing lists)?
There is an entry in /usr/ports/UPDATING:
AFFECTS: users of PHP
AUTHOR: ale at FreeBSD.org
The old lang/php4 and lang/php5 ports have been splitted into 'base' PHP,
PEAR, and shared extensions to allow more flexibility and add new features.
Upgrading your current PHP installation will result in a 'base' PHP
installation (no PEAR and no extensions).
PEAR can be found in the new devel/php4-pear and devel/php5-pear ports, while
the set of PHP extensions to install can be choosen via the meta-ports
lang/php4-extensions and lang/php5-extensions, or installing singular
If you have a previous php.ini configuration file, be sure to comment out
the extension_dir parameter, since the correct path is statically compiled
into the PHP binary.
For an overview of the modules used with the old PHP binary, use
the command "php -m".
This is why it is always recommended for all FreeBSD users to monitor the
/usr/ports/UPDATING after they do cvsup of their ports system. Any major
changes in the ports tree will and should appear in the UPDATING file.
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