Bug#321283: [php-maint] Bug#321283: php5: SAPIs packages should provide zendmoduleapi-NN than phpapi-NN

Adam Conrad adconrad at 0c3.net
Fri Aug 5 01:09:49 UTC 2005

Piotr Roszatycki wrote:
> I think the php5-SAPI packages should provide
> phpapi-NN, zendmoduleapi-NN and zendextensionapi-NN
> virtual packages.
> The zendmoduleapi_version defines API for PHP extension modules, the
> zendextensionapi_version defines API for Zend extension modules. 
> The zendextensionapi_version is not important for PHP extensions. The
> change of this value shouldn't force to recompile PHP extension package.
> phpapi_version is used only internally and doesn't matter.

We've seen upstream rev this number on ABI breakage, so I'm not sure
that it "doesn't matter" from a practical standpoint.  They may INTEND
to use things the way you describe, but the reality is that the current
situation is the most robust and least likely to blow up in our faces as
previous schemes have.

... Adam

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