php.ini removed

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Jun 27 15:51:21 PDT 2009

On Jun 27, 2009, at 12:16, Chris Janton wrote:

> hmmm - my brain has been hurting for quite some time.
> On my G4 Panther system I upgraded php5 to 5.2.10
> I ran a test that demonstrated that I could see a problem with date/ 
> time, so go back to the older version
> sudo port deactivate php5 @5.2.10_0+apache+darwin_7+macosx+mysql5+pear
> sudo port activate php5 @5.2.6_2+apache+darwin_7+macosx+mysql5+pear
> Things seemed OK from the command line.
> I was notified on Friday evening that all of my Wordpress blogs  
> were failing.
> Chased my tail - mysql5 is fine, php seems to work fine, just no  
> PHP - MySQL connections working
> short answer
> in /opt/local/etc/php.ini I had specified a different socket for  
> the MySQL connection
> /opt/local/etc/php.ini was gone
> The only things I can pin it on are one of the port upgrade/port  
> deactivate/port activate commands.
> It's fixed now, just wondering who the culprit is.
> My brain *really* hurts...

Sorry about the problem, but I'm not sure how it happened. As far as  
I can tell, php5 does not touch your php.ini, and never has. It only  
installs sample files named php.ini-dist and php.ini-recommended and  
prints a message advising you to copy one of these to the proper  

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