[php-maint] Bug#388698: php4 could be compiled with --with-config-file-scan-dir option

André Felipe Machado andremachado at techforce.com.br
Fri Sep 22 03:49:56 UTC 2006

Package: php4
Version: 4:4.4.2-1.1
Severity: wishlist

php5 could be compiled with --with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/... option
The compilation with this option could simplify the installation,
removing and purging of php modules with their respective ini files.
Today, maintainer scripts must include code for editing a file (php.ini)
which do not belong to the module package.
Also, the maintainer scripts have to execute too much coding for
including/removing sections and comments at php.ini.
Please, see 
This setting is only allowed at compilation time.
Today, upstream module extensions developers are relying on this feature
to easy and clean installation of the modules.

Andre Felipe Machado

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