php5-common conflicts and provides php5-json

Jess Portnoy jess at
Wed Jan 7 16:45:27 UTC 2009

Package: php5-common
Version: 5.2.6-2ubuntu4
Severity: normal

php5-common includes the JSON PHP extension. From the description of the
pacakage ("Common files for packages built from the php5 source..") and
the Debian convention it is not apparent why this should be
a dependency, also, why should it conflict any other packages providing

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers intrepid-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'intrepid-updates'), (500, 'intrepid-security'), (500, 'intrepid-backports'), (500, 'intrepid')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.27-9-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages php5-common depends on:
ii  libc6              2.8~20080505-0ubuntu7 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  sed                4.1.5-8               The GNU sed stream editor

php5-common recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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