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I am installing PHP 5.3 and having accidentally hit enter when selecting options failed to enable a module.

After the installation make no longer gives me options but continues with saved options.

When I run make config it says there are no options to configure.

How do we get back to the initial options screen?

Where are these config files saved?

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Where are you running make config from? – James O'Gorman Jan 7 '13 at 22:54
/usr/ports/www/php53-session – Andisian Jan 7 '13 at 23:02
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How do we get back to the initial options screen?

You need to reconfigure the php53 port, but it seems you've been trying to reconfigure a module instead. Perform the following

cd /usr/ports/lang/php53
make config

You can also use make showconfig, make rmconfig to show and delete options, respectively.

Where are these config files saved?

/var/db/ports/<portname>/options. But don't edit this manually. Use the dialog interface.

Note also that if you use a tool such as portmaster you can force reinstall the port and its dependencies. portmaster has a --force-config flag which makes the options dialog appear again even if you haven't removed the config.

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