Having a pretty rough time getting php5 installed

Ben Greenfield ben at cogs.com
Mon Aug 11 07:25:54 PDT 2008

On Aug 11, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Chris Janton wrote:

> On 2008-08-10 , at 17:50 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> The preferred location for my.cnf for MacPorts mysql5 is /opt/local/
>> etc/mysql5/my.cnf. Or it will read /etc/my.cnf if present.
>> Sample configuration files are provided in /opt/local/share/mysql5/
>> mysql which you can copy to create your own config.
> How is it "preferred" over any other location?

It's a question of style. If only Apple stores things in /etc/ then  
Apple can't stomp on your install. If everything MacPorts related is  
installed under /opt/, /opt/ can be blown-away without effecting other  
non MacPorts install.

The idea is crisp clear lines of delineation to help one manage their  



> By convention all MacPorts is in /opt/local.
> The MacPorts version of MySQL will look in /opt/local/etc for my.cnf
> By observation all versions of MySQL (Apple, MySQL, MacPorts, Fink,
> etc.) will also look in /etc/ for my.cnf.
> If you want to keep your my.cnf in a place that all versions will
> find, MacPorts installed or not, it is far
> easier to keep the configuration in /etc - you get "bit" a lot less
> that way ;-)
> 8)
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