[Pkg-firebird-general] Bug#251458: Plan to get firebird,
firebird2 and php4-interbase working in sarge.
Fri, 3 Sep 2004 10:58:56 +0200
> Remco Seesink wrote:
> > To get out of this mess for sarge I am packaging firebird1 libs without
> > the server so the current linking situation in sarge which has been tested
> > for a long time can be kept. That is php4-interbase (4.3.6-1) linked against
> > libfirebird1. This works with the new version of firebird and has an added
> > bonus of being backwards compatible with unofficial 1.0.x firebird packages.
> > This will solve all bugs #251458, #268931 and #255471.
> Can libfirebird1 co-exist with libfirebird2-* ? My impression was that
> libfirebird2-* replace/provide/conflict with libfirebird1. If I am
> correct, php4-interbase 4.3.6 would be uninstallable if libfirebird2-*
> in installed. I see that in this case php4-interbase will be
> uninstallable only on systems with firebird2-server installed. If your
> server is on ona machine, and your web server - on another this shall be
> no problem. For development, however, it is not uncommon to put
> everithing on one machine - firebird2-server (with libfirebird2) and
> apache (with php4-interbase).
> On the other side, you may have in mind only build-depends on
> libfirebird1 and depends on libfirebird (generic, provided by both
> libfirebird1 and libfirebird2), in which case things may actually work :-)
Yes, this is the case. And I believe it works because I haven't gotten bug
reports about it during the testing of firebird2 except for bug #255471
which may be related to this somehow, but I can't reproduce it. That was a
relative long period, which is why I want that situation to be in sarge.