[php-maint] Bug#794029: Bug#794029: php5-cli doesn't satisfy php dependency for php5 metapackage

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Thu Jul 30 08:24:31 UTC 2015

On Thu, July 30, 2015 01:01, Nick Adams wrote:
> The metapackage `php5` has a number of options to supply php but
> php5-cli is not one of those. On a host that doesn't require a web
> server, this metapackage seems to require that one be installed.
> Adding php5-cli to the php5 package dependency options would fix this.

What is the use case of this? The packages currently depending on the php5
meta package do so because they are applications that need to be run in a
webserver context. Otherwise they'd depend on php5-cli directly.


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