How to build depreated ports

Christos Chatzaras chris at
Thu Jan 3 11:55:20 UTC 2019

> On 2 Jan 2019, at 23:08, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at> wrote:
> I have a server that requires php56. I cannot update to php7, because a critical app is not ready yet.
> How can I upgrade ports without upgrading all the php ports to 7?
> I tried DISABLE_SECURITY_CHECK=yes in /etc/make.conf (and several others) but that didn't work.
> Is there a way to ignore all php ports in portmaster so it will build everything but those?

In the long run I am sure something will break if you keep upgrading things that PHP 5.6 depends on.

For example today we have:

curl-7.62.0                        <   needs updating (index has 7.63.0)
libxml2-2.9.7                      <   needs updating (index has 2.9.8) 

But php56-curl depends to curl and multiple php56-* extensions depend to libxml2.

If you upgrade only ports that are not related to PHP 5.6 (also their dependencies are not related) then it will be fine.

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