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On 16/05/11 08:43, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> I just tried to update one of my systems, and the emerge -uavDN world
> failed due to the requirement of php_targets_php5-2. Now, I do have
> php installed on this box, but I had never set the targets so far.
> Perhaps a news item or some other notification for this kind of stuff
> wouldn't be out of order? Now I had to go googling for php targets. I
> found the upgrading guide, but it seems kind of annoying that we don't
> provide more guidance if we're going to mandate some more
> configuration on the part of unsuspecting users.
At the time we released the "new" PHP ebuilds, we felt that the
post-install instructions were good enough as a source of information.
This one has a warning about setting PHP_TARGETS as well as a link to
the upgrade guide. PHP_TARGETS had already been set to a sane default in
all profiles so we believed that this should be a smooth update for our
And indeed, we have not had much support issues on this. All the issues
I can think of happened to users after upgrading PHP, meaning they most
definitely did not read the post-install instructions.
The worst-case is that users have to google in order to find out what
all this PHP_TARGETS business is, where they will find their answers
So far, I have only seen news items where stuff may actually break. In
this case it is more about not being able to upgrade because PHP_TARGETS
is not set properly, where portage gives you warning about what to do.
As I said, we have not really had much issues with this.
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