[php-maint] New extensions manager seems to be ready

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Thu Oct 25 07:27:48 UTC 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 03:52:23PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:

> On 19/10/2007, Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org> wrote:
> > Hi Raphael,

> > Raphael Geissert píše v Čt 18. 10. 2007 v 20:55 -0500:
> > > And, what does everyone think about the new extensions manager?

> > How do you handle situation:

> > 1. install libapache2-mod-php5
> > 2. install php5-mysql
> > 3. install php5-cgi

> > Will php5-mysql be enabled in php5-cgi SAPI or not?

> No, because if done automatically, it would be a tricky behaviour
> since the user might not want to enable all of them (and there's no
> easy way to know whether the extension, mysql in this case, does work
> on the given SAPI).

That's a regression compared with the current behavior, then; and in fact it
restores the previous buggy behavior which was a much greater source of user
complaints and bug reports than the current version.

> I'll add an option so the user can enable all the extensions in a SAPI
> by providing 'all' as extension name. It would then be easier to
> enable all the extensions in a given SAPI.

Ok.  PHP shouldn't switch to this new extension manager until this is

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