On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Matthew Seaman wrote: > Ian Smith wrote: > > > Around 6.0 may have been the timeline for this change, but it affected > > users of 5.4 and 5.5 too; one 5.5-STABLE here. I ran into this updating > > phpMyAdmin last year, which also enforced upgrading from php4 to php5 - > > unnecessarily, according to the phpMyAdmin specs - and made it no longer > > possible to install php5 (thus eg phpMyAdmin) from the packages .. > > That is incorrect. The phpMyAdmin port works perfectly well with php4. > The *default* version of php that the port would cause to be installed > as a dependency if there was no previously installed php on the system > - -- that changed from 4 to 5 a while back, but that was actually a result > of system-wide changes in /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.php.mk
To be fair, that was on a huge portupgrade from 5.4-R to 5-STABLE last December involving most ports including xorg and kde, and upgrading the installed php4 to php5 (as a consequence of the _then_ dependency tree) was the only thing that proved problematic, and that using using every prefetched package that portupgrade -anPP could find first. At the time, after a couple of days' struggle, I relented and went with php5, and after the aforementioned making config then installing the php5 port, all was plain sailing. As I recall it may have been a dependency of phpMyAdmin, pecl-pdflib, that kept insisting on php5? Anyway, water under the bridge; phpMyAdmin 2.9.1 works fine, and I soon have another big upgrade to do (patiently awaiting xorg 7 packages :) > Note that there is not a lot of point installing phpMyAdmin from > packages. The phpMyAdmin port does not compile anything -- all it > does it pull down the dist files and copy them into place. Essentially > what the package does, except that the port gives you immensely greater > flexibility in fitting in with alternate dependencies. On a 300MHz laptop with a 'fast' 5400rpm drive, packages are the go wherever possible, but I'll try remembering that. It's a nice port. Thanks Matthew, Cheers, Ian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"