[CentOS] CentOS 5.6 PHP 5.3 and SquirrelMail

Wed May 25 13:43:48 UTC 2011
Steven Crothers <steven.crothers at gmail.com>

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:
> Dump the CentOS php53 package and use the 5.3 provided by the IUS
> repository.  See http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
> for more information and links to IUS.
> CentOS' 5.3 doesn't Provide: php and has some other issues the last time
> I looked.

Why should a PHP 5.3 package provide PHP? To many libs are different,
and it would allow for the installation of something like php-ldap
from base to a php53 which provided the php dependency. That is not
how RPM's are supposed to work. PHP 5.1 is significantly different
enough to warrant a different package. Would you package postgres84 to
satisfy postgres? No, because it would be wrong. A more correct
solution would be to change the dependencies for the cross-php
packages to allow for a php or php53 to satisfy.

Steven Crothers
steven.crothers at gmail.com