php5 & postgresql82?

Ringo De Smet ringods at
Sun Dec 31 01:26:12 PST 2006

--- Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> The php5 port will need to be changed. I'd be happy to do that if  
> someone will tell me how I should change it. Should we change the  
> php5 port to use postgresql82 instead of postgresql81, or should we  
> provide both options? I don't use PostgreSQL so I don't know.

I eventually looked into which PostgreSQL I use on Linux and it was 8.1
also. I must have overlooked that the 8.2 port files are only committed for
a few days. Feel free to update the port file, but for me, the 8.2 is no
longer needed. I took 8.1.

I wonder if it is possible to have something like the "provides"-"requires"
rules that Debian dpkg has. PostgreSQL 8.1 and 8.2 could "provide
postgresql8" while php5 could "require postgresql8". Then both PostgreSQL
8.1 and 8.2 would provide the php5 necessity.

Thanks anyway,


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