new sysinstall

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Sun Aug 31 11:20:33 PDT 2003

:Is that truer for Python than PHP4? Most of Python's library
:dependencies are for its own libraries - the core language hardly needs
:anything. And PHP builds in a pile of weird shit, too.
:>     * They have a big CD footprint.
:>     * There are issues with having multiple versions installed... a
:>       'system' version installed by the CD which is often older then
:>       the current release version that you might need in production.
:Why is this not so for PHP?

    There are always issues, but I believe it is possible to collapse the
    PHP app into a single static binary which is run as a CGI (not
    dynamically loaded as a module by apache).  I certainly would like
    to avoid having any DLL dependancies.  PHP4 depends on libcrypt,
    libexpat, libmysqlclient (which can be removed), libz, libm, and libc.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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