[php-maint] Bug#390452: libapache2-mod-php5: please stop linking against gdbm

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at err.no
Sun Oct 1 10:50:54 UTC 2006

Package: libapache2-mod-php5
Severity: serious
Justification: Incompatible licences leading to undistributable binaries


it seems that libapache2-mod-php5 links against both GDBM (which is 
GPL-licenced) and Apache (which is ASL-licenced).  According to the FSF, 
who are also copyright holders for GDBM, the ASL and GPL are not compatible.

In addition to this, there is an licence incompatibility when linking 
with libssl and GDBM which I assume you are aware of.

To top this off, I believe the PHP licence itself is GPL incompatible.

Please stop linking against GDBM.

- tfheen

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