[php-maint] Bug#495181: Bug#495181: libapache2-mod-php5 does not install php5.conf and php5.load

Eric Meijer eric at elmweb.nl
Fri Aug 15 09:15:14 UTC 2008

Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> I guess this bug may be related to bugs #463905 and #471548.  The latter
>> talks about removing and reinstalling the package.  I did remove and
>> reinstall the package a few times, when I was trying to get the
>> mediawiki package to work.
> Eric, could you do:
> # dpkg --force-depends --purge libapache2-mod-php5
> and then reinstall it using apt-get
> # apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5
> I think that you just removed libapache2-mod-php5 in the past, then removed
> conf files from /etc/apache2/mods-available/ (this is place where php5.load
> and php5.conf gets installed).  If you only 'remove' package without purging
> conf files stays in place and if you manually removed them they won't get
> reinstalled.
> I think that this problem is just your local setup and package is not broken.
> Ondrej.

This does work.  I still don't understand how the php5.* files 
disappeared in the first place.


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