Probably Solved, was Re: What's the gotcha with latest lang/php55?

David Benfell benfell at
Tue May 26 10:27:28 UTC 2015

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:23:40AM +0200, Trond Endrestøl wrote:
> Going from lang/php5 to lang/php56 was an interesting lesson a few 
> weeks ago. I whipped up this script to ease the pain:
There was definitely some strange behavior, which I hope was due to
inconsistency with the zend thread safety option, where libraries
literally seemed to disappear after I had reinstalled them.

But I also discovered I needed to reinstall pecl- and pear- packages,
especially the latter. I think there's more to portupgrade than
appears in the man page and there's lots more to portupgrade than I
know, but I hope your script catches that. I'm saving it.

David Benfell <benfell at>
See if you don't understand the
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