[php-maint] Problem with php-mbstring

SamuelOPH samueloph at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 17:39:32 UTC 2016


I'm contacting you guys to confirm the problem i found is expected or a bug.

I'm helping in the packaging of a software which depends on php (not on
debian repo), and i've made dependency changes to support php7, the basic
idea of the changes was to change from:

> php5

> php5 | php

The first problem i found was that the package php lo longer provides
libapache2-mod-php, considering php5 provides libapache2-mod-php5, so i've
managed to add:

> libapache2-mod-php5 | libapache2-mod-php
to de depends list.

Then i was warned by upstream that libapache2-mod-php no longes provides
php-mbstring, and by using libapache2-mod-php i should add another
dependency to php-mbstring.

So two more lines of dependency for php7 support:

> libapache2-mod-php5 | libapache2-mod-php,
> libapache2-mod-php5 | php-mbstring,

My question is, shouldn't at least exist some page with instructions for
bumping depends list to php7, expliciting what should be added in order to
get the same behavior the package for php5 provided? (maybe there's already
one, but i wasn't able to find)

Here's my case https://github.com/vufind-org/vufind/pull/681


Samuel Henrique O. P. [samueloph]
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