Using ports and packages together (or, how do I get mod_php5 ? )
brandon at 301south.net
Mon Sep 19 19:11:30 UTC 2011
I'm running RELENG_8_2 and I've been using packages instead of ports for
most things, because they're so much quicker. But certain packages aren't
compiled the way I need them to be-- postfix had no TLS or SASL support,
for example, so I built it from the port.
However, that is beginning to lead to some dependency issues. When
attempting to build php5 in order to obtain the apache module (see:
) Portinstall informs that libtool-2.2.10 (from the release package) is
too old, that I need to upgrade to libtool 2.4 (which is available from
I'm concerned that, if I have some packages built from ports and some
installed from the release, that the system will become unstable if things
get too out of sync.
Am I incorrect? i.e. should I just go ahead and install libtool 2.4 from
the port? I don't see this discussed explicitly in the handbook.
Thanks in advance,
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