[php-maint] Alioth group membership / git access

John Morrissey jwm at horde.net
Mon Oct 18 15:07:51 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 05:31:04PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> 2/ debian/watch
> You souldn't incude "RC" in it, as the upstream author might release a
> new version with these letters in it.

I've tightened the regex:


since I'd like to catch future RC releases. This regex should do it without
collateral damage.

> 4/ debian/control
> Even if you don't use it yet, you can add the following:
> Vcs-Browser: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-php/php-crypt-blowfish.git
> Vcs-Git: http://git.debian.org/git/pkg-php/php-crypt-blowfish.git
> as it will be there {at the,after} the upload.

Ach so, I didn't add them before since I had thought it was poor form to use
them before the repo was available. As you say, they'll be in place

> 3/ debian/copyright
> There's not even an email address of the author... Yet, in
> Net_DNS-1.0.5/Net/* I found some. Please list them all, each author
> attached to it's author file. Some of the copyright holder are NOT the
> PHP group, which isn't what is said in your debian/copyright. Plus I
> could read:
> * The majority of this is _NOT_ my code.  I simply ported it from the
> * PERL Net::DNS module.
> *
> * The author of the Net::DNS module is Michael Fuhr <mike at fuhr.org>
> * http://www.fuhr.org/~mfuhr/perldns/
> this should be stated, and you should research under what license that
> Net::DNS perl module was, and talk about it.

I had looked into it earlier; Perl Net::DNS is distributed under the same
terms as Perl itself (GPL or artistic license). The artistic license allows
PEAR Net_DNS' use:

3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided
that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file stating how and
when you changed that file, and provided that you do at least ONE of the

    a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make them
    Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet or an
    equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on a major archive site
    such as uunet.uu.net, or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include
    your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.

I'll add these notes to debian/copyright.

Also, the only copyright notice in Net_DNS is for Eric Kilfoil
<eric at ypass.net>. Those who have worked on the PEAR module are listed as
"maintainers." Should I keep the single 'Upstream Authors' section in
debian/copyright and list all of them, or make some distinction between
those listed as "maintainers" and those who have an explicit copyright

> C/ php-services-weather
> This is a CDBS package, I don't review / sponsor them, sorry (I don't
> have enough knowledge to understand all the "magic" behind CDBS, and my
> point of view with CDBS is that nobody does except the author of CDBS).
> But having a quick look, your package has the same issues as the other
> ones above (misc_depends, etc), plus it depends on debhelper 5 which is
> surprising.

I left this as CDBS since the previous maintainer used it, since I imagined
it was bad form to change the build system completely in the first upload
after adopting.

I'll get rid of CDBS and move it to debhelper.

> Let me know when you have corrected *all* the above,

Will do. Thanks.

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