[Pkg-postgresql-public] [Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#472987: mediawiki: Dependency not correct for usage with postgresql

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Fri Mar 28 07:16:58 UTC 2008

Hi Alexander,

Alexander Schmehl [2008-03-27 17:59 +0100]:
> However:  To run mediawiki on a postgresql-Server you seem to need
> "tsearch2", which is shipped in a seperate package, namely
> postgresql-contrib.  Without that package beeing installed, it just
> doesn't work.

It actually gets a little more tricky, since PostgreSQL 8.3 now has
tsearch2 built in. However, -contrib still has some compatibility
wrappers, so it does not hurt to have -contrib installed, too.

> Beeing not really deep in postgresql myself, I'm not really sure, if
> changing the recommends from postgresql to postgresql-contrib is okay;
> postgresql-contrib depends on the proper postsql package, so the server
> would be pulled in, too.  Maybe the postgresql maintainer can say
> something about that?

Confirmed, that will work. -contrib will always depend on the server.

Although in general packages should always explicitly depend on what
they need, this will keep the ORed dependency.


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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