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

Julien Cristau julien.cristau at logilab.fr
Tue Apr 8 12:27:44 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr  7, 2014 at 12:49:08 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:

> 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.
Wouldn't it work with just a Recommends?

Julien Cristau          <julien.cristau at logilab.fr>
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