[php-maint] Bug#619036: Bug#619036: php5: Build-Depends uninstallable

Stefan Fritsch sf at sfritsch.de
Sun Mar 20 19:46:36 UTC 2011

On Sunday 20 March 2011, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> On Sunday 20 March 2011 11:15:54 Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > Your build-depends are uninstallable because you build-depend on
> > libdb-dev, which depends on libdb5.1-dev, and apache2-prefork-dev
> > which depends on libaprutil1-dev, which depends on libdb4.8-dev.
> > 
> > And libdb5.1-dev and libdb4.8-dev of course conflict with each
> > other.
> For apache: Stefan et al,
> Do you have any objection to switch to libdb5.1-dev (and bd on
> libdb-dev)?

Switching libdb version in apr-util has to be coordinated with 
subversion. I am not sure we want that to happen automatically when 
the libdb maintainers change the default version, but I could be 
wrong. In the past, Peter Samuelson always did manual tests before 
switching. Peter, can you comment?

> Based on a few tests via php, databases from 4.8 and 5.1 seem to be
> compatible.
> In the long term, something needs to be decided and done. The
> former maintainer of db uploaded the latest version and orphaned
> the packages.


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