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Bug 83771 - make php-pear subpackage
make php-pear subpackage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: php (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-02-07 23:40 EST by Peter Bowen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.3.4-5
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Last Closed: 2004-01-21 12:39:16 EST
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Description Peter Bowen 2003-02-07 23:40:26 EST
It would be nice if /usr/bin/pear and /usr/share/pear were in a php-pear
subpackage so that it would be easy to upgrade pear independently of PHP.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2003-02-12 10:28:13 EST
They'd get dropped on upgrades then, though (unless php required php-pear, which
would kind of defeat the point?) - this won't happen too soon.
Comment 2 Peter Bowen 2003-02-12 12:43:06 EST
Actually having php require php-pear is the right answer, IMHO, and doesn't
defeat the point.  The point is to allow the PHP files in php-pear to be
upgraded independently of the php binary.  

PHP 4.2.2 contains a fairly old copy of pear.  It has many bugs compared to a
current version.  For example, I use the DB classes for a project I'm working
on.  The pgsql backend in 4.2.2 contains a bug that doesn't handle booleans
correctly.  Currently, in order to fix this, I have to replace the php package
completely as /usr/share/pear/DB/pgsql.php is in the same subpackage as the
apache DSO.  If php-pear were a seperate subpackage I could create a php-pear
package to replace it and leave the perfectly good php binaries alone.
Comment 3 Peter Bowen 2003-09-14 23:48:24 EDT
Reopening this for the taroon beta.  Taroon has PHP 4.3.2 in it, which has a
fairly old set of PEAR base classes included.  If there was a php-pear
subpackage, then upgrading the base classes would be easy, and possible without
recompiling all of php or manually overwriting files.
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2003-09-15 04:05:43 EDT
Sorry for churning out the same old tune again, but this is too late for Taroon,
Peter.  I'll look at doing this for Cambridge first.
Comment 5 Joe Orton 2004-01-21 12:39:16 EST
php-pear is now split out for Fedora Core 2: thanks for the suggestion.

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