Summary: PHP with LDAP support, as a package

From: Ivan Fetch <>
Date: Fri Nov 11 2005 - 11:03:11 EST

    Thank you to the following folks who responded:
Victoria DeVore <>
cloper <>
Jim Seymour <>
Alan Pae <>

    The suggestions I received included:
    Create our own packages - see:

    The PHP PEAR repository, specifically the clone of the PERL Net::LDAP 
module at:

    Consider the amount of vonerability announcements for PHP - one 
responder is considering going from PHP to PERL.

    Request a PHP/LDAP package from Steve of sunfreeware.

    Steve from sunfreeware has said he can create an experimental package 
for PHP/LDAP that we can test - we're going to do this, and also 
look into the other PEAR options

    Thanks to everyone who responded, and so quickly.

    MY initial question is below:

Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 16:58:59 -0700 (MST)
From: Ivan Fetch <>
Subject: PHP with LDAP support, as a package

hello all,

    We're looking into switching from PERL CGIs to php, and wondering what other 
Sun managers are doing for php (prefer 4, but am willing to consider 5) with 
LDAP support, as a package?  This will be for Solaris 8 and 9, mostly on sparc.

    We are currently using SunFreeware for our other packaging, however the 
SunFreeware php5 package does not offer an LDAP option.  I see BlastWave does 
offer php with LDAP, but we would probably need to move our Apache2 package to 
BlastWave as well.  Of course I can compile php from source (link against Sun's 
directory server 5.1? or Open LDAP?) but it would be nice to standardize on 

    Rather than get stuck in analysis paralysis, I figured I'd inquire with 
folks here and see how others are managing their production php on Solaris. 
Thanks all for any feedback,

Ivan Fetch.
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Received on Fri Nov 11 11:04:41 2005

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