Subject: pkg/18783: www/ap-php3 does not provide a working PHP system
To: None <>
From: Chris Baird <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/23/2002 15:00:01
>Number:         18783
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       www/ap-php3 does not provide a working PHP system
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 22 22:01:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Chris Baird
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6I
Australian Public Access Network Association (Hunter region).
System: NetBSD 1.6I NetBSD 1.6I (Brushtail) #79: Sun Oct 20 20:47:05 EST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The www/ap-php3 package 'is next to useless'.
	Problems include:
 	 . cgi-bin/php is created as a soft-link, that apache will
	   reject for security reasons.
 	 . the module is dependent on the dynamic library of, that is unavailable in httpd's own LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
	   (copying to /usr/lib/ is a less-than-ideal workaround)
	 . no information is given/appended for the necessary modifications
	   to httpd.conf to enable php.
	 . and doubtless others... (that I know are out there, because after 4
	   hours of 'this refuses to work the way all the documentation
	   says it should', I still can't get the thing going..)
 ls -l /usr/src/pkgsrc/www/ap-php3
 total 4
 -rw-r--r--  1 root  wsrc  - 145 Nov  1  2001 DESCR
 -rw-r--r--  1 root  wsrc  - 410 Aug 27 20:16 MESSAGE
 -rw-r--r--  1 root  wsrc  - 496 Oct 10 20:13 Makefile
 -rw-r--r--  1 root  wsrc  -  85 Nov  1  2001 PLIST