[php-maint] Bug#743842: Bug#743842: Bug#743842: php5: uninstallable due to dependency loops
ondrej at sury.org
Wed Apr 16 13:15:54 UTC 2014
On Tue, Apr 8, 2014, at 14:27, Julien Cristau wrote:
> 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?
Haven't you seen the shitstorm that happened on the net when we had just
I did :(.
So technically it's the easiest solution, but socially it's not.
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