[php-maint] Bug#575357: Bug#575357: php5-adodb: Seems to be a duplicate package of libphp-adodb

Raphael Geissert geissert at debian.org
Thu Mar 25 20:05:24 UTC 2010

On 25 March 2010 01:13, Olivier Berger <olivier.berger at it-sudparis.eu> wrote:
> When looking at packages libphp-adodb and php5-adodb, one thinks there's a duplicate packaging.
> It is quite difficult to understand at first sight, that the latter is an optimization add-on of the former (if I understand correctly).

How hard is it to understand the difference right from the summary?

$ search adodb
libphp-adodb - The ADOdb database abstraction layer for PHP
php5-adodb - *Extension optimising* _the ADOdb database abstraction library_
python-adodb - A database abstraction library for python

I don't see how else it could be made any clearer, the whole
description only talks about optimising, replacing and even mentions
that ADOdb automatically picks it up.
There's an Enhances too.

> Maybe the naming of the packages could be a way to reflect this like -plugins do sometimes for some apps.
> Something like libphp-adodb-optimizations maybe ?

No, libphp-* should only be used for libraries _written in php_,
extensions should use phpX-*

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