[php-maint] RFS: php-gearman

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 2 20:18:13 UTC 2010

On Aug 2, 2010, at 12:28 PM, Raphael Geissert wrote:

> On Monday 02 August 2010 13:39:25 Clint Byrum wrote:
>> Dear mentors and Debian PHP Maintainers,
>> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "php-gearman".
>> * Package name    : php-gearman
>>  Version         : 0.7.0-1
>>  Upstream Author : James Luedke <contact at jamesluedke.com>
>> * URL             : http://pecl.php.net/package/gearman
>> * License         : PHP v3.01
>>  Section         : php
>> It builds these binary packages:
>> php5-gearman - PHP wrapper to libgearman
>> The package appears to be lintian clean.
>> The upload would fix these bugs: 573894
> Do you realise that the bug says that it is an Intent To Package and that I 
> submitted the report and I "own" it (in terms of the BTS?)

I did realize that you had filed the report, and I mean no disrespect at all. I
began packaging it several weeks ago before thinking to check for ITP's. When I 
did decide to upload to Debian, I found your ITP, and didn't think to contact you
before attaching to it.

> I think that asking people to _read_ what the pages and documents say is not 
> asking too much.

I only see the bug report as it is here:


Which gives no indication of the status.

Can you please be more specific with what page I may have failed to read?

I did see this:


Which does say not to pick a package that already has an ITP. Since I was already
done, and there was nothing to tell me that this ITP was active and blocked, I 
thought it would be appreciated to have a completed package posted ready for 

I should have contacted you first, I just got caught up in the excitement of 
completing the task and contributing.

> The package has been ready even before I filed the report but it is waiting for 
> upstream to change the licence. I haven't heard from him since he said he 
> would discuss with the PECL community if it was okay to do it, in spite of my 
> other attempts to contact him.

Please accept my apology and, to all, I would like to withdraw this request for

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