Re: apt doesn't handle properly the depends field or I'm missing something?
* Steve Langasek [Sat, 24 Jul 2004 14:29:16 -0700]:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:18:41PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > there was a thread  about this in debian-devel last month.
> >  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/06/msg00133.html
> > > A package depends on "apache | apache-ssl | apache-perl | apache2, php4
> > > | php4-cgi | libapache2-mod-php4". I know that apt automatically install
> > > the first package of a set of alternatives, so if I run:
> > I think that package should not depend on "php4 | php4-cgi |
> > libapache2-mod-php4", but on phpapi-20020918, which all of those three
> > packages provide.
> *NO*. The phpapi-* virtual packages are not intended for use by
> applications written in PHP, they are there for packages which provide
> PHP extensions.
ah, wasn't aware of that. then, perhaps those packages should provide
"mod-php4" to ease situations like the one described? (which is what
was proposed in the linked thread, to provide "mod-python") [I was of
course assuming that phpapi-* ~== (equiv.) mod-python.]
BTW, the python thing hasn't been fixed either. bugreports haven't
been filed. anyway, was a reasonable solution?
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