Subject: Re: ap-php4 depends on apache 1.3
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/16/2006 11:18:32
[top-posting corrected]

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> 2006/1/16, Lubomir Sedlacik <>:
> > you are confusing two issues here.
> >
> > it *is* possible to install PHP Module for Apache 2 as a binary package.
> >
> > such a package isn't provided on because currently the
> > bulk-build framework builds everything with the default set of options
> > and the default Apache version is 1.3.x.

> you say it is possible, but there is no package -- then it is not
> possible. you are contradictory.

Zafer, you are still confusing two issues here.

1) Does the pkgsrc and/or pkg_add framework allow a binary package of
   ap-php4 to depend on apache-2.*?

2) Are there any pre-built binary packages on that were
   created in such a way that the binary package of ap-php4 depends on

The answer to (1) is: Yes, but you have to build the binary packages
with non-default options.  You are free to do that yourself, and
distribute your own binary packages to multiple machines under your
control.  Then when you pkg_add your own special version of the ap-php4
binary package, it will install apache-2.* as a dependency.

The answer to (2) is: No, the binary packages on were all
built with default options, and that implies apache-1.3.*.

So, it is possible, but somebody else did not do it for you.  There's no
contradiction in that.

--apb (Alan Barrett)