Which SOAP?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jan 28 19:29:56 PST 2014

On Jan 28, 2014, at 21:15, Bill Christensen <billc_lists at greenbuilder.com> wrote:

> I need to install SOAP on a 10.8.5/Apache2.x/PHP 5.3.x machine, and I have no idea which of the variants to install.
> It's for a FedEx plugin for WooCommerce. <http://www.woothemes.com/products/fedex-shipping-module/>

SOAP is not a program or a library; it’s a protocol for exchanging information between systems:


There are probably hundreds of different libraries implementing the SOAP protocol in a variety of languages.

If, for example, you want to write PHP code to use the SOAP protocol to communicate with FedEx or any other SOAP-compatible service, PHP includes a SOAP module.


In MacPorts, it’s not installed by default, but you can install it separately. Which port you use to do so depends on which port you’re using for PHP.

If you’re using the php5 port, the SOAP module is in the port php5-soap. 
If you’re using the php53 port, the SOAP module is in the port php53-soap. 
If you’re using the php54 port, the SOAP module is in the port php54-soap. 
If you’re using the php55 port, the SOAP module is in the port php55-soap. 

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