[php-maint] Debian LFS support in php5, and in general...

Adam Conrad adconrad at 0c3.net
Thu Feb 9 22:20:03 UTC 2006

Joerg Bashir wrote:
> I'm confused why everything wouldn't be compiled with LFS support
> nowadays.  It's true that until Apache 2.2, it didn't support LFS, but
> nothing was preventing php CLI scripts from manipulating large files.

Simply put, enabling LFS in any one PHP interpreter means we need to
enable it in ALL PHP interpreters, because the change in underlying
types cascades down to PHP extensions as well.  Since we only build one
of each extension, to be used with all PHP SAPIs (and have no intention
of changing this), we can't build PHP with LFS until apache2.2 is in the

The good news is that apache 2.2 is only a few days away from an upload
to experimental, and a few weeks of bughunting and package massaging
away from being in sid, so thise longstanding wishlist can probably go
by the wayside when that happens.

... Adam

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