What's the difference between
apt install php and
apt install php-defaults?
In a first glimpse I would theorize that
php should include everything default for a (latest) php program.
I ask this as a follow up to this question.
The difference is that
apt install php-defaults
doesn’t work, because
php-defaults is a source package, not a binary package.
A source package contains the source code and packaging descriptors used to build one or more binary packages. Source packages aren’t directly installable.