[Mageia-dev] Adding additional provides to php database modules

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Sun Dec 18 02:30:56 CET 2011

On Saturday, December 17, 2011 03:24:16 PM Oliver Burger wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm maintaining mediawiki and drupal.
> Both packages require a php database module but both can work with mysql,
> postgresql and sqlite.
> Now the mediawiki package does simply require both php-mysql and php-pgsql,
> which is bad since it leads to installing unneeded database libraries in
> the system.
> Drupal has three sub packages which doe require the respective php database
> module and one of the three is required by drupal itself, which is some
> kind of ugly workarround.
> I think it would be a cleaner solution to have php-X providing something
> common and php-pdo_X providing something common (X being one of mysql,
> pgsql or sqlite).
> What do you think?
> I tried contacting the php maintainer by mail, but he didn't answer me.
> Oliver
Because he is trying to get php-gkt2 built :)
Best regards
Thomas Spuhler

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