why does phpX-cgi come alone?

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 17 08:27:38 UTC 2008

Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed php5-cgi (and php4-cgi at its time) doesn't come along with 
> "php5" installation.
> It's a bit confusing as well as installing php5 implies playing with web 
> pages, at least in 90% of the cases.
> What is the idea behind the separation of "php5" and "php5-cgi"?

I should imagine, with no access to a repos to look, that the difference 
is between using mod_php* and php*-cgi

IME, installing php5 will also install the apache mod for it.

Avi Greenbury :) http://aviswebsite.co.uk

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