Technological advantages over Linux

Luciano Mannucci luciano at
Tue Mar 17 08:52:45 UTC 2020

On Tue, 17 Mar 2020 11:50:19 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:

>  I've installed all the php versions under /opt.   
> Manually, from source? 
I know it can be done via the ports (I don't remeber the option now), but
it becomes a bit nighmarish to upgrade.

> > I just had to create
> > the needed startup files in /usr/local/etc/rc.d and put the ""enable"
> > variables in /erc/rc.conf.
> > Works like a charm...  
> Upgrading too?
Once you've setup a working configure build script for each version you want
to keep, you just follow the releases on Usually I'm one or two
days ahead from the official upgrade.

I started the whole circus because I needed php5.X for a customer that had a
homemade web app that he didn't manage to run under a more modern php. Once
you have a working setup, adding more versions is not that difficult.


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