[php-maint] Bug#670945: Bug#670945: About the media types text/x-php and text/x-php-source

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Wed Aug 29 00:29:41 UTC 2012

Dear Ondřej and everybody,

I would like to keep separate the two following issues.

 1) Whether or not to give a private media type to PHP files in Debian, and
    if yes, which one.

 2) Provide a smooth upgrade to our users who use Apache's mod_negociation in a way
    that is different to what is recommended in PHP (where the FAQ suggests to associate
    the media type "text/html" to .php files).

Point 2) can be solved by adding two lines (plus explanatory comments) in 
/etc/apache2/mods-available/php5.conf (http://bugs.debian.org/670945#26).

Ondřej, I would appreciate if you solved #670945 this way.  I understand that it
puts the work burden on your shoulders and that php5 is a much heavier package
than mime-support, but I think that it is the cleanest solution.  For the moment
I have not received any message saying that a media type needs to be provided by
mime-support in order for PHP to work in other contexts.

To everybody:

we are periodically reminded that the core teams in Debian are dramatically understaffed.
Given the number of Debian systems serving content to the world using PHP, please consider
that the PHP maintainers team is one of them.  They need your help !  The time you will
give will directly help Debian to stay among the top distributions.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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