Best way to install PHP 5.3 alongside MacPorts PHP 5.2

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Feb 5 18:05:52 PST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 19:23, Michael J. I. Jackson wrote:

> Thanks for this. I modified the instructions below (just slightly)  
> and it worked like a charm. In case anybody else is interested in  
> making this work, and they want explicit details, I wrote up the  
> entire procedure on my blog.
> on-lighttpd-using-macports/

It looks very good. One small thing you might want to change. You  
mentioned how to configure the hand-compiled php 5.3 with MySQL, but  
not how to configure the MacPorts php 5.2 with MySQL, which would  
just be:

sudo port install php5 +fastcgi +mysql5

But if you want to run a MySQL server on this machine, then you must run

sudo port install mysql5 +server

*first* (otherwise you'll get the non-server mysql5 port).

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