Compiling PHP... :(

It's been a few years since I compiled PHP from sources... and "ouch", it's a lot of work. It makes me want to give up, port all the sites to a new OS stack, and deploy that.

The hard part isn't the build, but building it with shared libraries. I wanted to use shared libraries to save a little memory, and also to add a few optional features. The problem is, first, knowing all the latest libraries and which ones are optional, and then building them in a way to avoid problems like name clashes. Not worth it.