Possible to recompile/build PHP with specific compile option

René Fournier m5 at renefournier.com
Sun Nov 6 08:31:16 PST 2011

On 2011-11-05, at 9:44 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Nov 5, 2011, at 19:02, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>>> My question is, is it possible to use PHP via Macports but with the "--enable-fd-setsize=2048" option?
>> You ought to be able to add this to your Portfile to add that configuration it:
>> configure.args-append --enable-fd-setsize=2048
>> Once it's there, uninstall and reinstall but be sure to force macports to build from source, like so:
>> port -s install php5

>> You can similarly use configure.args-delete to remove arguments.
> This implies that you would maintain your own local copy of the php5 portfile, which you may not want to take on the responsibility of doing. But there isn't a supported way to just add arbitrary configure arguments to ports at the command line.

You're right, I'd rather not do that. Here's what I would like to do:

1. Get the latest source -- I'm on 5.3.8, and want 5.3.9 -- but not compile right away (since I want to increase max file descriptors)
2. Change the PHP port file to include that compile option (where is it??)
3. Compile/build/install the latest, custom version of PHP 5.3.9.


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