phpMyAdmin - usefulness of mysql dependency

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at
Mon May 18 22:01:35 UTC 2009


as you are listed as maintainer of this port, I have a question...

Does it really have any sense to have mysql-client as dependency in case 
of WITHOUT_PHP_DEPENDS=yes defined?

Then it results in this dependency:

~/# pkg_info -rR phpMyAdmin-3.1.5
Information for phpMyAdmin-3.1.5:

Depends on:
Dependency: mysql-client-5.0.81

And it seems useless to me. I expect to use mysql-client as dependency 
only in case where php5-mysql or php5-mysqli is listed as dependency. 
Then these PHP extensions will require mysql-client as their own 
dependency. Or am I wrong?

(what I need is some knob to install PHP webapplications, like 
phpMyAdmin in this case, without any recorded dependencies, as I would 
like to maintain servervices applications separately)

Miroslav Lachman

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