[php-maint] Bug#447764: Bug#447764: libapache2-mod-php5: updated debdiff

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Jan 7 09:39:01 UTC 2008

Hi Jamie,

On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 03:43:51PM -0500, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> Package: libapache2-mod-php5
> Version: 5.2.4-2
> Followup-For: Bug #447764

> Attached is an updated debdiff for 5.2.4-2.

I have just a few small comments/questions about this patch:

- The page includes a message explaining how to install libapache2-mod-php5.
  If that's the package that ships this page, why should that be given as
  part of the instructions for getting php working?  Perhaps that should be
- Should the static content perhaps list mysql and postgresql as "not
  tested" rather than "not working", so users aren't prematurely led to
  think they need to debug a sql server problem?
- The page checks extension_loaded() without also trying to load the modules
  with dl().  I know upstream's approach to extension loading is irrevocably
  broken, but it would IMHO still be nice if the page would this way detect
  the "php5-mysql installed, but not globally enabled" case.
- Any chance of a bit more color for the table? :-)

Overall, I think this is a reasonable thing to add to the package.  Sean,
are you ok with it?

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