[php-maint] PHP debian package from upstream release

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Sat Oct 25 08:00:41 UTC 2008

hi jeremy, timothee,

(changing cc to pkg-php-maint mailing list, which is probably a better
place to discuss this)

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 10:22:10AM -0700, Jeremy Smith wrote:
> preparation steps because it fails when it gets to building the apache2  
> portion.  The specific error (which I'm sure is not unexpected) is:
> apache-build/libtool: No such file or directory

can you post what steps you are taking that gets you here?

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 12:45:06PM -0500, Timothee Besset wrote:
> Also, unstable [1] has php 5.2 packaged up already, that may be a better
> starting point.

yes, the php5 package in unstable is probably the best starting point.  i
wouldn't expect there to be any problem, except for maybe some of the patches
no longer applying (because of code modifications or upstream inclusion of

i don't believe we have any files patched outside of ./debian, so you
can probably just take the ./debian dir from a freshly unpacked php5
source package and drop it on top of your tarball (and maybe make an
entry in the changelog).

if you want to make a future upgrade to "official" packages easier,
i suggest that you give it a version in the changelog that's strictly
less  than the eventual official version, like "5.3-0~local", so that when
it does get uploaded transitioning to it should be merely and apt-get upgrade.

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