Bug#390570: [php-maint] Bug#390570: php5-mysql: circular dependency hell

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Wed Oct 4 04:56:10 UTC 2006

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 02:52:58PM +0200, Sven Mueller wrote:
> Steve Langasek schrieb:
> > On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 12:58:09PM +1000, Adam Conrad wrote:
> >>> There is a circular dependency between php5-mysql and php5-mysqli:

> >>> php5-mysql 	:Depends: php5-mysqli (= 5.1.6-2)
> >>> php5-mysqli 	:Depends: php5-mysql (= 5.1.6-2)

> > Color me confused; why do we need two modules for this anyway?  That seems
> > rather bletcherous.

> The mysql and mysqli module use different APIs, whoever is using the old
> API (which many OS webapps do) needs the mysql module, while anyone
> wanting to take full advantage of the more advanced MySQL features from
> MySQL 5 needs to use the new mysqli module with the new API. Both
> modules can happily coexist in the same apache instance.

Ok, upstream retardation, par for the course.  Understood, thanks.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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