[CentOS-devel] evil centosplus dependency circle

Jay Lee jlee at pbu.edu
Wed Feb 28 20:59:55 UTC 2007


Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
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> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 02:39:57AM -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
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>> On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 00:48 +0100, Michael Gabriel wrote:
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>>> trying a yum update on mysql, postgres or php forces the others to
>>> install. is that really wanted ??
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>> Here is some testing on a system with nothing else installed:
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>> [root at i386 ~]# yum --enablerepo=centosplus install php
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>>  curl                    i386       7.12.1-8.rhel4   base              231 k
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> Why would php need curl ?
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Because it has a curl based library built in to the core:

http://php.net/curl

RedHat could have spun this off into a php-curl RPM package I guess but 
they chose not to with php4 and I don't think php5 in RHEL5 will either...

Jay
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