port-MESS with apache22

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Jan 9 09:35:05 UTC 2010

PJ wrote:
> Upgraded to 8.0 without problem.
> Reinstalling ports was tedious... but NP for most part.
> Sommehow the installation of apache22 stumbled over some configuration
> issues, I think....
> I found that apache was running ok, except...
> php5 module was not correctly installed...

mod_php5 isn't built by default when you install php5.  This catches
out a very large number of people, and it is particularly astonishing
as integrating php into apache is probably the number one reason for
installing php.

Sounds like you may need to do this:

    # cd /usr/ports/lang/php5
    # make config
    [ Make sure the option for 'Build Apache Module' is checked ]
    # portupgrade -f lang/php5


    # portmaster --force-config -f lang/php5

It might also be necessary to rebuild all of the php5 modules -- plus
any pecl- modules.  At the cost of reinstalling pear- modules and PHP
apps (which should be fairly cheap, as the port installation process for
that sort of port consists almost entirely of copying files into place)
you can just do this:

    # portupgrade -fr lang/php5


    # portmaster -fr lang/php5

Also double check httpd.conf once PHP5 is installed with mod_php5 -- 
the port will automatically add a line to ${PREFIX}/etc/apache22/httpd.conf
to cause apache to load the module, which should look like this:

LoadModule php5_module        libexec/apache22/libphp5.so

As I recall, PHP5 creates that line as shown, which should work straight
away, but some modules add a commented out LoadModule line, so it would
be a good idea to eliminate that as a potential problem.



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