interspersed and cut off

Pete Gontier pete at
Mon Jun 11 17:27:21 PDT 2007

Thanks for the super -prompt and -useful response. Didn't know about  
variants. I ended up with "+apache" and second-guessing the  
instructions emitted to work with the Apache that was already on  
Panther, and this seems to have gone swimmingly. Having achieved  
comfort with variants, I threw in some more: "+mysql5 +sqlite +pear".  
We'll see what I get out of "+mysql5" in a few hundred years when my  
glacial development server finishes building all that I've thrown at  
it. I suspect I probably should have built mysql5 with its own set of  
variants (I would have thought "server" was implicit but it appears  
not to be), but maybe it will all work out. Good thing I am not in a  
hurry or I'd have to actually know what I am doing before trying it. :-)

— Pete Gontier <>

On Jun 11, 2007, at 9:27 AM, markd at wrote:

> Hi Pete,
> There are some problems with the user messages in the  php5 port.  It
> occurrs when you specify neither the apache nor the apache2  
> variant.  This
> is a perfectly legitimate use of php, but did you intend to install it
> without Apache support?
> I attached a patch to the php5 port for the maintainer to evaluate  
> that I
> think straightens out the messages.  If you did intend to install  
> Apache
> support, you must reinstall the port and specify a variant.  Either
> +apache or +apache2.  And until the user message fixes get applied  
> to the
> port, here are instructions you may use:
> Mark
> Pete Gontier <pete at> on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 8:57 AM  
> -0800
> wrote:
>> I've just installed PHP5 on a Panther box. At the end of the progress
>> messages, I see:
>> --->  Installing php5 5.2.3_0+darwin_7+macosx
>> If this is your first install, you might want
>> --->  Activating php5 5.2.3_0+darwin_7+macosx
>> --->  Cleaning php5
>> This is not a misquote; it really does look interspersed and cut  
>> off like
>> that. I can probably grep for "If this is your first install, you  
>> might
>> want" and find the rest of the text, though I have not yet tried  
>> that. I
>> suppose it might be relevant that I got this in interactive mode. I'm
>> going to file a bug report, but in the meantime, can anybody offer  
>> any
>> better hints as to how to proceed?
>> — Pete Gontier <[
>> ]>

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