In response to "Jonathan Horne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> so ive been playing with my buildserver, and working out the methodology
> to quickly recover a computer to operational mode.
> yesterday, i took my buildserver, and began with a 'pkg_delete -a', and
> then updated my ports tree.  i then proceeded to visit each port directory
> of things my production server runs, and did a 'make install
> package-recursive', until had a /usr/ports/packages/ directory that was
> very full of what appears to be invididual packages of each of the things
> i need on my server.
> next, i took a test box, and mounted /usr/ports from my build server to
> this test box, changed to /usr/ports/packages/All, and did a 'pkg_add -v
> *', and watched as what appeared to be each package this directory install
> onto my test box.
> the first thing i decided to test, was apache (2.0.59).  apache would fire
> up, but php would not work well enough to load squirrelmail or something
> like phpsysinfo.  phpsysinfo told me that the xml and pcre exentions are
> required, but 'pkg_info|grep php5' told me that these extensions were
> installed.  if i do a plain 'pkg_info' on both my build server and test
> box, they are line for line the same, but some things are obvously not
> working.
> first, am i going about this project in the wrong direction?

Sounds good to me.

> second, what is the proper way to use the packages that have been built
> from ports, and how do they differ from actually building the port on a
> system?

It sounds to me like the php addons aren't getting registered in

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.
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