lang/php5 port

Steve Bertrand steve at
Wed Dec 17 01:33:38 UTC 2008

Brett Davidson wrote:
>> Tom Worster wrote:
>>> is there any documentation or a helpful website for how to use ports to
>>> install php5?
>>> i'm used to compiling it with a pretty long configuration command for
>>> all
>>> the optional bits i need, e.g. --with-dom --with-dom-xslt --enable-dom
>>> --with-pear --with-gd etc. etc. on and on.
>>> i'm unclear how these options are handled in freebsd ports. is it a
>>> matter
>>> of identifying lots of individual ports, one for each of the
>>> configuration
>>> command options i'd normally use?
> Run make config on the php port to see if any configuration options you
> need are mentioned there.
> I normally utlise the php-extensions port - run make config in there for
> options.

One of the reasons I've had to edit Makefile manually was because a
client needed JPEG support.

At the time, `make config' didn't provide that option.

You make a couple of valuable points however. It would be easier if the
OP's demands could be met with your method.


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