[php-maint] Bug#418734: php5-sybase: mssql extension not registered

Jean-David Maillefer jean-david at kesako.ch
Wed Apr 11 15:50:44 UTC 2007

Package: php5-sybase
Version: 5.2.0-8+etch1
Severity: normal

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages php5-sybase depends on:
ii  libapache2-mod-php5 [phpap 5.2.0-8+etch1 server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  libc6                      2.3.6.ds1-13  GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libct3                     0.63-3.2      libraries for connecting to MS SQL
ii  php5-cli [phpapi-20060613+ 5.2.0-8+etch1 command-line interpreter for the p
ii  php5-common                5.2.0-8+etch1 Common files for packages built fr

php5-sybase recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

-- comments
php is not aware that the mssql extension is available

Thus it is impossible to install modules that requires mssql.

For example, `pear install MDB2_Driver_mssql' returns:
pear/MDB2_Driver_mssql requires PHP extension "mssql"
No valid packages found
install failed

-- suggestion
What about a providing package php5-mssql ? (It could be virtual and
depand on this one.) It's rather hard to find that to use mssql, you
have to install php5-sybase (and the package description does not even
contain the word mssql...).

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