[php-maint] Packaging php-pear from PEAR

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Oct 6 07:38:13 UTC 2007

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 10:26:00AM +0200, Jan Wagner wrote:
> On Monday 01 October 2007 10:06, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 08:45:55AM +0200, Jan Wagner wrote:
> > > On Sunday 30 September 2007 09:26, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > > I don't think it's a good idea to have decisions about pear being made
> > > > autonomously from the php packages.
> > >
> > > could you please raise objections (beside a separate source package in
> > > pool)?

> > Huh?

> The question, which comes to my mind ... what are the disadvantages of 
> separating pear and php packages? (There is no valuation in the question)

I've already raised all the objections that I had to that point.  The above
comment was not an objection to having a separate pear package, it was just
an objection to having the pear package *maintained* separately from php
because the two packages need to work in close concert.  (E.g., pear install
paths need to line up with the paths specified in php.ini and php5-dev.)

So basically, I don't think people not wanting to be involved in PHP
maintenance is a very good argument for splitting the package.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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