Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22906
php split to php and mod_php; problems when upgrading
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:23 EDT
php has been split to mod_php and php. This causes huge problems as it is,
mainly because the only real use for php previously was www scripting (ie: mod_php
If you upgrade php, mod_php is not required and suddenly all your .php scripts
stop to work in apache... until you figure out you must install mod_php too.
This could be fixed as follows in RPM (triggers?):
1) if upgrading from earlier than php-4.0.1pl2-9, Require mod_php.
[I wonder how this could really be done??]
2) Require: mod_php in apache.. Well, not a real solution as not everybody
wants to install it.
Installer magic is _not_ an option as very many people upgrade without it.
The rename was made when both the distribution and the package itself were
seeing major version changes. All the same, it should have been in the release
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
The mod_php package is being re-merged into php-4.0.4pl1-1.