[ubuntu-uk] Issues with APT installing dependencies?

Kris Marsh moogman at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 21:24:59 GMT 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 9:07 PM, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
<matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since I've upgraded to Gutsy, I've noticed an interesting change in
> behaviour with apt.
> If I run
> apt-get install php5-mysql
> it doesn't install everything that's required (such as
> apache2/modphp/mysql-server etc), just a very basic set of dependencies.
> PHPGroupWare is another good example of this, it only installed the web
> interface.  Once I had logged in, all I had was the "admin" screen - no
> email, nothing.
> Is this just me, or is it a "feature" of apt these days?
> Cheers,
> M.
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Hi Matthew,

php5-mysql doesn't require apache to run, nor mysql server. It does
depend on both php5-common and libmysqlclient15off, however.

Lets say I wanted to write a command line php application that ran
every 1hr, and sent a log to a remote mysql server... I wouldn't want
to install apache2 and mysql-server just to allow this.


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