RHEL-6.4 is released and include php-5.3.3-22.el6 which provides the
missing dependencies in php-* packages
So, as in fedora, all provided extensions have, now, their virtual provides.
P.S. perhaps we have to wait a little, to have clones of RHEL synced
with this changes.
Since Fedora 16 we have 2 set of extensions
- php-mysql which use libmysqlclient as mysql driver and provides 3
extensions: mysql, mysqli, pdo_mysql
- php-mysqlnd, which use mysql native driver and provides 4 extensions:
mysqlnd (the driver), mysql, mysqli, pdo_mysql
I have just removed the php-mysql package from rawhide to keep only one
set of extensions (no conflict) , and thus mysqlnd will become the
default driver for mysql access from PHP.
This shouldn't raise any issue as php-mysql still provided.
P.S. there is absolutely no link with switch to MariaDB ;)