[php-maint] Bug#594230: php5-mcrypt: removal causes PHP warnings

martin.von.wittich martin.von.wittich at iserv.eu
Tue Aug 24 17:05:01 UTC 2010

Package: php5-mcrypt
Version: 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny9
Severity: normal

If php5-mcrypt is removed (not purged), it leaves /etc/php5/conf.d/mcrypt.ini
behind. This file configures PHP to look for mcrypt.so which in turn produces
the following PHP warning on each run:

iserv:~# LANG=C php -r 'echo "Test\n";' 
PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/mcrypt.so' - /usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/mcrypt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0

I realize that both apt's behaviour (leaving behind the ini file when the
package is not purged) and PHP's behaviour (warning for missing libraries)
are intentional and usually make sense, but in this combination it seems

Maybe the package could rename the ini file or change it's permissions so
that PHP won't read it anymore?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.5
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-xen-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages php5-mcrypt depends on:
ii  libapache2-mod-php 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny9 server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  libc6              2.7-18lenny4          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libltdl3           1.5.26-4+lenny1       A system independent dlopen wrappe
ii  libmcrypt4         2.5.7-5               De-/Encryption Library
ii  php5-cgi [phpapi-2 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny9 server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  php5-cli [phpapi-2 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny9 command-line interpreter for the p
ii  php5-common        5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny9 Common files for packages built fr

php5-mcrypt recommends no packages.

php5-mcrypt suggests no packages.

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