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Bug #25216 PEAR package depends on XML_RPC but doesn't list it in package.xml
Submitted: 2003-08-22 20:14 UTC Modified: 2003-08-25 11:49 UTC
From: marshall at exclupen dot com Assigned: cellog (profile)
Status: Closed Package: PEAR related
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 [2003-08-22 20:14 UTC] marshall at exclupen dot com
XML_RPC is used in PEAR/Remote.php, but it isn't listed as a dependency for the PEAR package.  If XML_RPC and the xmlrpc PHP extension aren't present, it raises an error saying that the remote features are unavailable until XML_RPC is installed.


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 [2003-08-22 20:17 UTC] marshall at exclupen dot com
I forgot to mention that XML_RPC should be an optional dependency, since Remote.php will work without XML_RPC provided that the PHP extension is installed.
 [2003-08-24 12:14 UTC]

I think the best solution is to add 2 dependencies to pear-Package.xml, after some thought.  One optional dependency on the xml-rpc extension, and one required dependency on XML_RPC, as this is the fallback by default.

If there were a way to tell the installer "either this or the other is needed" that would be a better solution, but there isn't :)

 [2003-08-24 12:42 UTC] marshall at exclupen dot com
Sorry if this shows up several times... it didn't show up when I added a comment, so now i'm using "Edit Submission".
Is the xmlrpc extension even needed? It seems like it could make installation more confusing, since PEAR packages are really easy to install, and extensions are not, especially if you're on shared hosting.  The class would be a lot simpler without it (the entire class_epi() function could be removed), but perhaps slower.  Perhaps we could plan to add xmlrpc extension stuff to the XML_RPC package, so you'd be guaranteed to have XML-RPC just by installing XML_RPC.
 [2003-08-24 14:13 UTC]
That's a good idea - if you can convince the maintainer of XML_RPC to do this, then it makes fixing pear-Package.xml easier :).  However, that's not in the scope of this bug, so you do what you can, and I'll react.

 [2003-08-25 11:49 UTC]
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