On Nov 13, 2007 9:07 PM, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
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
Is this just me, or is it a "feature" of apt these days?
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.