Enabling APC pulls in www/pecl-APC. APC is the Alternate PHP Cache and is only supported on PHP 5.4. PHPMyAdmin now has a minimal dependency of PHP 5.5. I think this option should be removed as APC is not supported on PHP 5.5 and higher.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Wed Nov 18 13:38:15 UTC 2015
New revision: 401867
Remove the APC option
The pecl-APC extension is not currently supported at the moment in
PHP-5.5, which is the minimum PHP version required by phpMyAdmin.
Also the 'animated progress bar' support doesn't need APC with PHP
5.4.x or above. (See question 2.9 in the PMA FAQ:
Submitted by: sirdice (at) gmail.com
APC option removed. Thanks!
@Matthew, does this need to be merged (MFH) to the quarterly branch?
I don't think so. The APC option was off by default so the pkg in 2015Q4 will still work just fine. There aren't any security implications.