This is intended as a final followup to the repeated PHP IMAP
question(s) that keep re-occuring on these mailing lists.
Previously, PHP (dev-php/mod_php and dev-php/php) explictly depended on
net-mail/uw-imap, but only used the c-client libraries and headers from
the UW-IMAP. This raised MANY questions about why it did this, and
having multiple IMAP servers installed.
As the cleanest long term solution to it, I have created
net-libs/c-client, and virtual/imap-c-client.
PHP now depends on virtual/imap-c-client instead of uw-imap directly.
virtual/imap-c-client defaults to net-libs/c-client, but is also
provided by net-mail/uw-imap and net-mail/vimap (this is a fork of
If you wish to remove uw-imap from your system since you only have it
there for PHP, here are some instructions:
=== START ===
# First ensure that nothing else needs uw-imap...
emerge unmerge net-mail/uw-imap
emerge dev-php/mod_php dev-php/php
==== END ====
This change does (should) not break any existing installations, so if
you don't change over to using uw-imap for any reasons, everything will
continue to work 100%.
If you find any bugs with this change, please submit them on bugzilla
and note that they should be assigned to email@example.com.
Robin Hugh Johnson
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