Grant Peel wrote:

Hi all,

TO this point, I have been installing everything from source. Starting with
the new servers, which I am working on now, I would like to do as much as
possible from ports.

I have mysql installed correctly.

I need now to install PHP and Apache.

The source type install would require to run ./configure with a few options,
then back to the PHP source dir, run ./configure with a few options, make,
make install, then back to the apache dir, re ./configure, make, make
install, etc etc.

Since ports have patches and some Makefile options set, is it permissable to
go to the Apache or PHP port dir, run the make, then rerun ./configure so as
to emulate the steps above?

Yes, but you'd defeat the point of it running all 3 steps automagically.

Eventually, When it becomes time to comile apache, I will need to add the
FrontPage patch as well. All this considered, woould I be better to keep
installing all from source, or still try to stick to the ports method?

I would think that defining the desired options in /usr/local/etc/php.conf would allow
you to get things configured as you like them with a one liner ("make install clean");
I tend to just use the defaults, though. See make(1), make.conf(5), /usr/ports/mk/,
and /usr/local/etc/php.conf (now, whether or not you have the last two if you've
never done it from ports, I dunno....)

For FP, can't you just load the module?

Kevin Kinsey
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