Subject: Re: Need feedback for PHP4 update to 4.0.6
To: Johnny Lam <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/18/2001 15:57:33
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 11:58:51AM -0700, Johnny Lam wrote:
> I considered having a php4 meta-package but rejected it since the php4
> meta-package would contain a confusing set of functionality.  To have the
> updated php4 meta-package contain the same functionality as the current
> in-tree php4 packge, the dependencies would look like:
> 	php4-base	bare php4 binary + PEAR installation
> 	php4-dba	DBM access
> 	php4-dbase	dBase access
> 	php4-filepro	FilePro access
> 	php4-gettext	gettext I18N API
> 	php4-sysvsem	SysV semaphore API
> 	php4-sysvshm	SysV shared memory API
> 	php4-wddx	Web Distributed Data Exchange API
> 	php4-xml	XML parser
> 	php4-yp		YP API
> 	php4-zlib	zlib compression API

Thats NOT enough, at least devel/php4-session is missing, so a simple php
script which uses session ids doesn't work anymore.

It took my some time to figure out that I have to include this package
and then change /usr/pkg/etc/php.ini.

The current situation is not good.