[php-maint] Bug#743842: Bug#743842: php5: uninstallable due to dependency loops

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Mon Apr 7 10:49:08 UTC 2014

On Mon, April 7, 2014 11:49, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Please remove the Depends: php5-json from php itself.
> PHP should not depend on any of its extensions; people
> can rather do that themselves. (Actually, this is an
> issue in every version that had this Depends.)

The dependency exists for transitional reasons: the functionality in the
extension used to be in core, so the dependency guarantees that upgrades
will not regress in functionality and applications will suddenly break. It
can be weakened after one release cycle.


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