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

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Thu Jul 30 11:14:42 UTC 2015

Hi Nick,

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015, at 12:05, Nick Adams wrote:
> 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.

That's certainly fine.

> 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.

Please fill a bug against php-auth-sasl since it should not depend on
php5; php-pear would be probably best choice to depend on.

Meanwhile - installing php5-cgi would be probably a best workaround, so
it doesn't pull apache2 in.

Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org>
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