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From Norman Fournier <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] php libraries
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:54:03 GMT
On 2012-11-06, at 2:47 PM, Jeff Dyke wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Ben Johnson <> wrote:
> On 11/6/2012 3:56 PM, Norman Fournier wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am upgrading my php from 4 to 5 on OSX 10.4. The upgrade docs pointed me to the
Apache UNIX install guide. I uncommented the appropriate sections of httpd.conf but php 4x
is returned with phpinfo.php.
> >
> > My question is where do I put the php 5 files in the OSX hierarchy? Or better, how
do I upgrade? Apologies if this is off topic.
> >
> > Thank you.
> > Norman
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> >
> Unless you consider yourself to be an expert, and would prefer to
> configure every element of your stack independently, I recommend that
> you do yourself a real favor and install MAMP:
> I would normally stay 1000 miles away, but this is a bit of a sore spot with me....if
you plan on doing _anything_ outside of what MAMP provides, learn to compile your own stuff.
 I've lost so many hours to supporting people(some of my dev staff) who thought MAMP was a
great idea, but then wanted to do something slightly different and it took us days and ended
up destroying MAMP and rebuilding, not b/c we couldn't get it working, but b/c it was a more
sustainable option as more upgrades and updates were needed in the future, your development
environment is never a "install once" world.  Personally, I compile everything on my iMac,
but what about homebrew?
> But to Ben's P.S - Upgrade first, then start installing...what ever your final decision
may be, MAMP, compiling or homebrew.  Especially if you're moving from PHP4 to PHP5.
> -Ben
> P.S. Why you're using OS 10.4 is none of my business, but I won't be
> surprised if that soon becomes a bottleneck for you with respect to
> software availability.

Software bottlenecks like the one this post demonstrates, but OSX 10.4 is all the old G4 will
support and I don't believe in throwing away perfectly good tools, and UNIX is a perfectly
good tool. I run more recent software on my workstation.


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