Bug#414094: dbengine unmaintained and buggy
I am the former maintainer of this package. I want it removed from
Debian because it is seriously buggy under the versions of MySQL and
PostgreSQL in this release, and it is unmaintained upstream. I don't
think is is worth fixing the upstream bugs in the Debian package because
there are now much better Web interfaces to MySQL and PostgreSQL than
dbengine ever was.
Some details of the bugs:
(a) Under MySQL, any operation on a database returns "Software error:
Can't call method "disconnect" on unblessed reference at
/usr/lib/cgi-bin/dbengine.cgi line 265."
(b) Under PostgreSQL, the error is something like "Software error:
ERROR:Action failed on command:SELECT a.attname, t.typname, ...
(0 rows found) Error_was: at ./util/base.pl line 1480
I don't know what versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL these appeared with,
because nobody reported any bugs before, but that probably just
indicates that dbengine was not being used.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-3um
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Versions of packages dbengine depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.8 Debian configuration management sy
ii libdbd-mysql-perl 3.0008-1 A Perl5 database interface to the
ii libdbd-pg-perl 1.49-2 a PostgreSQL interface for Perl 5
ii libdbi-perl 1.53-1 Perl5 database interface by Tim Bu
ii perl [perl5] 5.8.8-7 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction
dbengine recommends no packages.
-- debconf information excluded