[php-maint] security, bug triaging, a couple packaging changes maybe?

Adam Conrad adconrad at 0c3.net
Sat Sep 9 18:40:21 UTC 2006

sean finney wrote:
> after that, i'd like to tend to making some changes in the packaging.
> off the top of my head, unless anyone objects i'd like to enable the
> php(4,5)-mysqli features. By default this would create a new package per
> module so we'd get stuck in NEW for a bit, though maybe that isn't so
> bad now that we have a new version to sit in sid for a bit.
> alternatively, i could do some reasearch to see fi there'd be any
> problems bundling it with the already-existing php5-mysql package,
> though we'd be deviating from how ubuntu is doing it in such a case
> fwiw.

Doing this the same way I'm doing it in Ubuntu for now will provide
people with the change rapidly, should the second thing not work out in
time for etch.

> secondly, i'd like to compile php with --with-config-scan-dir using some
> reasonable value (see #250686).  eventually it'd be nice for us to
> manage our extensions using those directories instead of mucking with
> the various .ini files, but that should probably wait.

This change is actually sitting on my hard drive, but needs migration
testing before I commit to HEAD.  Part of this is bundling things like
mysql/mysqli in the same package (which is why the Ubuntu php5-mysql{,i}
packages depend on each other, to provide smooth transition to the
bundle).  I should find some spare time to make these changes and commit
them, as they were basically the "last thing" I wanted to do with PHP
before I handed off to people with more interest in it than I have at
this point.

... Adam

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