[php-maint] Please make use of new php5enmod and php5dismod commands in your package

Debian PHP maintainers pkg-php-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org
Fri Apr 6 15:36:00 UTC 2012

Package: php5-geoip
Version: 1.0.7-5+b1
Severity: normal
User: pkg-php-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: php54

Dear maintainer,

package php5-geoip currently installs it's configuration file directly
to /etc/php5.  php5 (>= 5.4.0~rc6-1) has introduced two new commands:
php5enmod and php5dismod

Your config file must be installed in /etc/php5/mods-available/<name>.ini

php5enmod should be called from your postinst script (when configuring
the package) with each installed ini file as an parameter (f.e. if you
provide more dynamic extensions and want to ensure correct loading order).

The syntax of php5enmod is:

php5enmod [name](/[priority])

[name] is filename without .ini extension from /etc/php5/mods-available/<name>.ini

The optional [priority] argument can be used if your extension require
other extensions to be loaded before.  Default priority is 20.


    if [ "$1" = "configure" ]; then
      php5enmod mysqlnd

or (with priority):

    if [ "$1" = "configure" ]; then 
       php5enmod pdo/10


php5dismod should be called from prerm script in remove target.

The syntax of php5dismod is:

php5dismod [name]


    if [ "$1" = "remove" ]; then
      php5dismod mysqlnd


Using these maintainer scripts will help get rid of the condition
when the package is removed, but not purged, hence triggering error
messages from php from the fact that it cannot load deleted dynamic

Feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.

Ondřej Surý <ondrej at debian.org>

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (300, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
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