[php-maint] php dependencie on libapache2-mod-php

Sven Mueller debian at incase.de
Sun Dec 3 20:47:17 CET 2006

s0496456 at mail.inf.tu-dresden.de wrote on 03/12/2006 16:17:
> i was wondering if there 's a particular reason, why the common php
> package depends on libapache2-mod-php. I mean you could use a different
> httpd than apache with php and than there's no reason why you should
> install the apachelibary.
> the worst part of it is that libapache2-mod-php depends on apache-common.
> So when i want to use php with an different webserver than apache, i still
> have to install apache. even when i never use one component of it.

The php4/php5 packages are simply meta packages which makes sure you
have a working php installation. You don't actually need that package if
you install the php4-cli or php4-cgi (or corresponding php5) packages,
which you would need to do to use php with a webserver other than apache

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