Subject: Re: Need feedback for PHP4 update to 4.0.6
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: David Burgess <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/11/2001 09:28:28
Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <>,
>         David Burgess <> writes:
> > I use horde/imp and need mysql and imap support built in.  Right now, I
> > have to go in and uncomment/comment various options (many of which don't
> > work) to get a working PHP4 that meets my needs.
> I don't see a conflict with my suggestion. I only said that the stripped
> PHP without any extensions should be in the "php4-base" package and that
> all the extensions people expect to have are installed by the "php4"
> meta package.

Neither do I.  I was simply voicing the opinion that a meta-package is
not really needed.  I guess the only difference is that PHP4 as a base
package with additional libraries is conceptually different than having
a meta-package (which implies sub-packages).  

In fact, I think the only difference we have is whether or not a
meta package would be an improvement.  It's only an opinion, and I'll
support the method if that's chosen, but I find installation of PHP4
as a program is a possibility.  If I don't need any additional
functionality, the program is there and ready to use.  If I later
identify an extension, I can add that by itself.  Since the components
don't need to be installed at the same time, I don't think a meta
package would add much.  In my view, the only thing that would 
consistently be in the meta package is the basic PHP4 itself, which
just seems to be an extra step.

>         Kind regards
> --
> Matthias Scheler