php4 to php5 upgrade

Grant Peel gpeel at
Sat Oct 13 19:00:09 PDT 2007

Hi Kevin,

Yes, I have done many web searches. The only thing that came up that was near what I needed was:

However, since I can completely remove php4, then install php5, the method they talk about there seems a bit tedious.

Thanks for the reply, I thought deinstall and install should do the trick.... will let you know how I make out.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kevin Kinsey 
  To: Grant Peel 
  Cc: freebsd-questions at 
  Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 9:48 PM
  Subject: Re: php4 to php5 upgrade

  Grant Peel wrote:
  > Hi all,
  > Does anyone know where there might be some clear documentation the 
  > discribes the complete removal of php4 and its extentions, then how to 
  > build php5 extentions.

  I can't say for sure that there's any such. Has a web search
  turned up nothing, then?

  Surely it's not much harder than:

  $ cd /usr/ports/lang/php4-extensions && make deinstall clean && make distclean
  $ cd /usr/ports/lang/php4 && make deinstall clean && make distclean

  and a little cleaning up in /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/etc.

  > I want to use ports if possible.

  Definitely possible.

  > P.S. one thing I have always tripped over is weather to build php first, 
  > then, run the meta port for extensions or vice versa ... ?

  The extensions meta-port will pull PHP in as a dependency if you
  haven't already installed it*, so the answer is not vice-versa, per
  se. Do lang/php5 first.

  Kevin Kinsey

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