changing a ports final destination via make knobs question...

chris# at chris# at
Tue Aug 26 20:59:57 UTC 2008

Quoting Chris St Denis <chris at>:

> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> Given that the folks at PHP have decided that no one is allowed
>> to use PHP4 any longer. I've decided to *attempt* to install a copy
>> of PHP5 (cgi only) along side my already installed/configured, and
>> in use copy of PHP4 (apache_module, CLI, & CGI). I spent some time
>> attempting to find successful stories regarding my attempt. But all
>> were for different OS's, and most were *quite* dated. So I took a
>> stab at it, after looking at the Makefile in lang/php5. But it did
>> *NOT* end up where I thought it would. In fact, it clobbered
>> some of my PHP4 install. SO, please find here my desperate plea
>> for the make knob(s)/env options required to install a copy of
>> PHP5 (CGI) beside my already installed/working PHP4. I had tried/
>> hoped to simply create a --prefix=php5/, thinking that I'd end up
>> with: /usr/local/bin/php5/(php-cgi, phpize, php-config), and
>> /usr/local/etc/php5/php-ini-*, /usr/local/include/php5/*,
>> /usr/local/lib/php5/*. by way of the ports system. But I *clearly*
>> didn't set things correctly.
>> *Any* help/advice would be *GREATLY* appreciated.
>> Thank you for all your time and consideration.
>> --Chris
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> This should probably go on freebsd-questions list
Hello, and thank you for your reply.

Agreed, but my inbox couldn't handle the volume. So since
I've already been subscribed to this list for a few yrs. I hoped that
given this should likely end up a short thread, it'd be no big deal. :)

> Try *make **PREFIX=/usr/local/php5* and *make install 
> **PREFIX=/usr/local/php5*

I can't help but notice that your suggested make defines are wrapped in
asterisks. I'm going to assume you did that to highlight them. :)
> I did this to get php4 working as a cgi with php5 installed regularly 
> as mod_php. Seems to work ok.  * *
I'll give it a go. Thanks for the suggestion.


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