Subject: Re: How to make PHP work in Apache?
To: Andy Ruhl <>
From: Carsten Pache <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 04/11/2005 17:15:58
On Monday, April 11, 2005, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:

> Hmm, that may mean that php5 is the new default? If it is, you should
> send in a pr on that. It's been php4 for quite a while. I had heard
> that php5 was a no-no a while back anyway. php has had a lot of
> serious bugs lately.

How do I find out if php5 is the new default?

As there are apparently no packages for NetBSD 2.0/Cobalt, I
downloaded pkgsrc and installed Apache and PHP from the sources, and I
used the most recent versions I could find in the source tree. These
were Apache 2.0.53 and PHP 5.0.3.

> I can't remember how long it took to do mysql. I basically hate mysql
> and I was only trying it to do something that some jerk ISP wouldn't
> let me do with postgres because they didn't have it. I still fail to
> believe how a kludge like mysql is more widely used than something as
> elegant as postgresql (vacuum notwithstanding), and the only answer I
> have is GPL ignorance.

May I ask what your profession is? (I am just a little bit enquiring)

Me too needs to use MySQL for a certain project that seems to require
exactly this database. On the other hand, I am not a database guru, so
(currently) I am not the person you could discuss with about pros and
cons of PostgreSQL and MySQL (although I know something about them -
but only from magazines - too little real-life experience with any of

> But back to the question, everything takes a long time to build on the
> Qube, doesn't it? :)

Yes, you're (unfortunately) perfectly right! Isn't it strange? When
the machine is new, it's fast. After a while, its speed is "okay". And
after a longer while, it's a turtle. However, from the machine's point
of view, it runs at the same speed all the time. Understanding of time
changes, and the machines are always the losers;-)

Do you know if it is possible to cross-compile on an i386-machine,
running NetBSD 2.0 or cygwin?