Ok, maybe I wasn't as clear as I should have been.

It wasn't that I didn't find php5-extensions, or even that it's difficult to use, but actually tracking down the php5-extensions directory in the first place was somewhat of a problem because there is no mention anywhere of it in the lang/php5 doc files. I finally stumbled on a reference to it in a 2 year old doc I found on google while looking for how to make .so extension extensions be found by php. There's also a couple of extensions not in the php5-extensions list, but I found them as well (samba share, "dir php5-* /ad /s" starting in the /usr/ports directory helped a lot).

You're portmanager line has been very helpful, everything that I was trying to get installed is actually working! I only had one problem and that's because Mail-Toaster defines itself as a package without defining an ORIGIN line in it's +CONTENTS pkg file. Once I added that I stopped getting portmanager upgrade errors and everything got properly upgraded and compiled.

At 03:59 PM 7/11/2008, you wrote:
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:30:21 -0400
Brad Mettee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I've been banging my head for 2 days trying to get php5 compiled with
> extensions OR a way to find the .so files so it could dynamically
> link them. I've finally stumbled on the php5-* directories in the
> ports tree and it's compiling extensions right now, except that I
> keep having to deinstall an extension then restart the php5-extension
> make again so it can continue.
> Why isn't there a single folder under the lang/php5 directory that
> would put all of the extensions in the same place? Having them broken
> up into all of the varying places in the tree makes it extremely
> difficult to find them. Or maybe at least have sym links to them in
> one place.
> This is just for discussion, I don't expect an actual answer..........

Are you referring to 'php5-extensions-1.1' in the ports tree? Assuming
you have installed php5 via ports, why couldn't you just run:

        portupgrade -NRryv php5-extensions

You will probably want to run 'make config' in that directory before
running portupgrade.

You could also use portmanager:

        portmanager lang/php5-extensions -p -y -l



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