php.ini read only from /opt/local/var/db/php5

Scott Haneda talklists at
Tue Nov 17 15:33:52 PST 2009

On Nov 17, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Steve Edwards wrote:
> Scott Haneda wrote:
>> On Nov 16, 2009, at 10:55 PM, Steve Edwards wrote:
>>> I'm using and Apache and PHP ports, a
>> What version of Apache, and what version of php are you using?
>> I am at php5 @5.3.0_1+apache2+macosx
> PHP 5.2.9 and Apache 2.2 on Snow Leopard

How did you et 5.2.9 on Snow Leopard?
Unless I am mistaken, you had to update to a 1.8 on snow Leopard to  
get to run MacPorts on Snow Leopard, in which case you would have had  
to follow:

ie: reinstall all ports.
I am pretty sure php 5.2.9 is not available as in install to 1.8  

>> I wonder what your 'with-config-file-path' is set to.  Even going  
>> to back 5.2.10, the phpinidir is set to the same,
> Mine are:
> '--with-config-file-path=/opt/local/etc/php5'
> '--with-config-file-scan-dir=/opt/local/var/db/php5'

That looks ok to me.

>> Please add the variants you need, and backup and move aside any ini  
>> or other config files that you may want t keep around.
> I only want 5.2, not 5.3.  Can I install a port with just that  
> version?

You would have to follow these instructions:
Locate the 5.2 PortFile and support files, put them in our local repo,  
and install them from there. I do not think there is a big push to  
keep and maintain older port files.

The idea is to deactivate the old one, install the new one, if  
something goes wrong, I think you deactivate the new one, and  
reactiate the old one.

Why do you not want to use 5.3, it is quite stable, and addresses a  
number of security issues and enhancements.
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