Bug#344137: [php-maint] Bug#344137: Why is GMP not included?

Ondrej Sury ondrej at sury.org
Tue Dec 20 12:03:02 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 12:00 +0100, Christian Hammers wrote:
> Package: php5-common
> Version: 5.0.5-3
> Severity: wishlist
> Hello
> I'm missing the GMP (big number math) module in PHP5. bcmath is 
> included but judging from the docs, gmp seems to have much more
> functions.
> If you excluded GMP due to too many bugs, lack of upstream support
> etc, see this as a wishlist bug to either document this fact or
> leave it tagged as wontfix for other users who wonder why :-)

Hi Christian,

as I see it, it's more fact that phpX has already too many modules
enabled which we need to care of (and they are full of bugs).  So what
we currently recommend is to go the way of php-imap source package which
builds modules for php4 and php5 itself as standalone package and thus
allowing to distribute care of phpX packages to more debian developers
(Hint hint :-).

Ondrej Sury <ondrej at sury.org>

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