[kwlug-disc] dealing with deprecated pear modules

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Sat Sep 12 21:01:49 EDT 2009


On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 09:37:45AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
>   among other things, getting into PHP and pear modules and,
> occasionally, after installing a module based on some documentation,
> i'm told that that module is deprecated in favour of a newer one, but
> the old one is still installed, as in:
> 
>   Net_URL deprecated in favour of Net_URL2
> 
> is it acceptable to then just remove the old one and install the new
> one?  is that upgrade completely backward compatible?  thanks.

Not always.  I don't know about Net_URL.  However, it would behove the
developer of any app to upgrade and test their code if they can...
deprecated modules aren't always maintained, and could contain security
holes.

Cheers,

Eric



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