On my recent upgrade of php to 5.3, gentoo created a new slot so that people could run 5 and 5.3 in parallel. Gentoo is always giving you options (can you handle it? “ask yourself, do you feel lucky, punk?”). As usual, you must proceed with caution. And as usual, you will probably learn something along the way. This time around, the lesson is on php.ini defaults. (continued…)