[users] php-mcrypt (from php-extras) mcrypt.ini file is incorrect

Leon Fauster leonfauster at googlemail.com
Mon May 20 14:42:34 CEST 2013


Am 20.05.2013 um 11:58 schrieb Richard Lloyd <rklloyd at gmail.com>:
> 
> The php-mcrypt 5.3.3-1 package (created from the php-extras src rpm) from repoforge.org appears to have an incorrect /etc/php.d/mcrypt.ini file. The equivalent package from Fedora EPEL (yes, it's also available there!) says:
> 
> ; Enable mcrypt extension module
> extension=mcrypt.so
> 
> But the repoforge version at http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/x86_64/dag/RPMS/php-mcrypt-5.3.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm incorrectly says:
> 
> ; Enable mcrypt extension module
> extension=module.so
> 
> There aren't that many PHP packages that use mcrypt - phpMyAdmin and TeamPass are probably two of the more well known ones (unfortunately, we use both...). It's not clear to me why Repoforge has exactly the same RPM version as Fedora EPEL either - is it normal policy to allow such redundancy?


Hi Richard, 

Repoforge has nothing to do with EPEL - therefore such "incompatibilities" can exist. Repoforge 
is considered as 3rd party repository. It is best practice to not mix 3rd party repos.

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