Upgrade to php52 on FreeBSD

By default, after portsnap to latest FreeBSD port tree, it will upgrade your php5.2 to php5.3 automatically. There isn’t any option where you can to remain your PHP version to 5.2.

In order to keep my PHP applications running on PHP version 5.2, what I did is upgrade all php5-* packages to php52-*, but it will be a little waste of time if doing it manually, port by port.

So I written this simple bash to output me the packages of php5-* which need to upgrade to php52-*

for d in `portversion -vL= | grep php5 | awk '{print $1}'`; do  OLD=`echo $d | cut -d - -f 1,2`; NEW=`echo $d | sed s/php5/php52/ | cut -d - -f 1,2`; THEPATH=`whereis $NEW | awk '{print $2}' | cut -d / -f 4,5`; echo "portupgrade -o $THEPATH $OLD && \\"; done

The bash will actually output

portupgrade -o textproc/php52-simplexml php5-simplexml && \
portupgrade -o devel/php52-spl php5-spl && \
portupgrade -o databases/php52-sqlite php5-sqlite && \
portupgrade -o devel/php52-tokenizer php5-tokenizer && \
portupgrade -o textproc/php52-xml php5-xml && \
portupgrade -o textproc/php52-xmlreader php5-xmlreader && \
portupgrade -o textproc/php52-xmlwriter php5-xmlwriter && \
portupgrade -o archivers/php52-zip php5-zip && \
portupgrade -o archivers/php52-zlib php5-zlib && \ 

Before upgrading the php extensions package, upgrade your php52 as below

portupgrade -o lang/php52 php5

On the last time, remember to remove “&& \”, or you can press enter key twice to activate the upgrade.