lang/php5 port

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Wed Dec 17 04:02:43 UTC 2008

--On December 16, 2008 7:33:31 PM -0600 Steve Bertrand <steve at> 
> 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 should *never* need to edit a Makefile in a port.  (Well, extremely 
rarely.)  Usually the options are provided.  Optionally you can add them 
on the commandline like this:
make -dwith_enable-foo -dwith_disable-bar.  In the case of major ports 
such as lang/php5, the options are almost always available somehow.  Jpeg 
support, for example, is in php5-extensions.

If you don't find something you're expecting in a port, and you can't get 
an answer on this list, email the port maintainer, whose email address 
will always be in the port's Makefile.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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