lang/php5 port

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Wed Dec 17 06:48:45 UTC 2008

--On December 16, 2008 10:09:03 PM -0600 Tom Worster <fsb at> 

> On 12/16/08 8:10 PM, "Amitabh Kant" <amitabhkant at> wrote:
>> install the options from  lang/php5-extensions . Gives you tons of
>> options for php5.
> thanks for the pointer. i think i found everything i needed in there.
> i'm not sure how i feel about having 55 more ports installed than i would
> have if i'd installed from php tarball, especially with regard to
> updates,
> but i'll cross that bridge when i come to it.

When you run portupgrade or portmaster, if there's updates to some of the 
extensions, those updates will be done at the same time.  (There are 
usually many.)  The only "gotcha" is that if you need to uninstall php, 
the extensions don't uninstall as well.  You have to either pkg_delete 
them or go into each port and run make deinstall.

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