Subject: Re: lang/php, www/php4 question
To: None <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/10/2006 16:47:27
On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:11:47AM +0100, wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:36:27PM +0100, Peter Bex wrote:
> > Is this considered to be correct, a subdir under a pkgsrc category without
> > a Makefile?
> Yes. See lang/python for another example.

This is indeed confusing, people expect to be able to invoke make in any
2nd level pkgsrc directory.  

We could add a dummy Makefile there, saying "you probably want to be in
www/php4" when invoked.  

> php4 is under www/ mostly for historical reasons. There is one important
> difference though -- php5 is much more likely to be used stand-alone.
> I'm not sure how general the purpose of php4 is.

It could be argued that www/php4 should be re-imported as lang/php4 then
for consistency.  php4 can be used on the command-line as well.  It's only
the ap-php package that really belongs in www/.