Bug 22906 - php split to php and mod_php; problems when upgrading
Summary: php split to php and mod_php; problems when upgrading
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: php   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Need Real Name
Whiteboard: Florence Beta-3
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-12-27 22:23 UTC by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-11 21:16:15 UTC
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-12-27 22:23:20 UTC
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.  
Highly undesirable.

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.

or ???

Installer magic is _not_ an option as very many people upgrade without it.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-12-29 19:17:14 UTC
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

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-01-11 21:16:10 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-18 17:24:27 UTC
The mod_php package is being re-merged into php-4.0.4pl1-1.

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