[php-maint] Bug#654393: an alternative

Julien Wajsberg felash at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 12:49:25 UTC 2012


As an alternative, you could create a specific package, like
php5-mysqlnd, and keep the current package linking to libmysqlclient.
php5-mysqlnd would _not_ have the driver "mysql" (as opposed to "mysqli").

Then we wouldn't break existing installations but still users could
install and use easily the new implementation.

When PHP 5.4 will be released, php5-mysqlnd could be transformed into
a dummy package depending on php5-mysql.


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