[php-maint] PHP5 automatically switched to filter

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Sat Oct 29 17:30:18 UTC 2011

Hi Jonatahn,

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 02:44:20PM -0500, Jonathan Kohler wrote:
> I'm contacting this address as the maintainer listed for the
> libapache2-mod-php5filter and libapache2-mod-php5 modules in Debian Squeeze.
>  I recently ran aptitude upgrade on my server, and it automatically
> uninstalled the php5 modules and replaced it with the php5filter module.
>  Has there been a switch made in the requirements that caused this? It has
> broken part of my website, and I need to make sure this doesn't happen
> again.

Rule number one is to pay attention to what aptitude wants to do :)

I'm not aware of anything that's been done with the php packages that
would cause something like this to happen, but I might have missed

However, in order to get any deeper into the problem we'd need to know
the debian release and the php5 packages that you're using at the very
least, and the previous version you upgraded from as well if you have it.
also, if you look around in /var/log and find any apt/aptitude/dpkg logs,
they might have some enlightening infomration in them.

If you can confirm that there is some problem, then it'd be best to open a
bug in the Debian BTS via reportbug, though I'm guessing more likely it's
just ghosts in the machine (i.e. a dependency that temporarily couldn't be
fulfilled and as a result confused your package manager).


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