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

Nick Adams nick.adams98 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 10:05:16 UTC 2015

Hi Thijs and Ondrej,

Thanks for your replies.

We are using php5-cli without a webserver for long running daemons and
scripts. I certainly understand that this would be a far from normal
use case but it still certainly is a valid use case.

On further inspection, it appears that one of the PHP packages we use,
php-auth-sasl, has the dependency of php5 which is in-turn, pulling in
libapache2-mod-php5. I'm guessing that this dependency should probably
be changed so that it refers to php5-common instead.
php-mail-mimedecode looks to have the same issue.



On 30 July 2015 at 18:24, Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Thijs

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