Subject: lang/php, www/php4 question
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From: Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@xs4all.nl>
Date: 03/08/2006 23:36:27
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I tried to install PHP 4 the other day, found lang/php and lang/php5 so
I assumed lang/php would be PHP 4. That directory turned out not to have
a Makefile at all!
Is this considered to be correct, a subdir under a pkgsrc category without
Also, I noticed PHP 4 actually resides under www/php4. Why is it there,
while php5 is under the lang category? IMHO both should be under lang,
since PHP is "just" a language that happens to be used a lot for website
scripting. One could actually use it to (shudder) build system
administration scripts, even if it wasn't designed to do that.
Wouldn't it be best to move www/php4 to lang/php4, and move lang/php5's
Makefile and such to lang/php?
(Please CC me, I'm not on this list)
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