[php-maint] Proper source package name for the PECL HTTP module?

Peter Pentchev roam at ringlet.net
Fri Jan 21 23:52:17 UTC 2011


First of all, thanks a lot for taking care of the PHP-related packages
in Debian!

I filed #606117 - ITP for the HTTP PECL extension a while ago, and a
couple of days ago Raphael Geissert, my NM Application Maintainer,
pointed out that this ITP bug declared a quite non-standard source
package name - php5-http-perl.  I admit that I made a mistake when
making an initial package in that I didn't consider the possibility of
other versions of PHP, I just needed one for PHP 5 :)  So it's true, the
source package (and the ITP bug) needs to be renamed.

The question now is, what to rename it to?  Since the extension is named
"HTTP", the most logical course of action would be to name it php-http
with a php5-http binary package.  However, the Debian archive already
has a php-http source package building a *different* PHP extension :)

So... should I rename the bug (and my package) to php-pecl-http, or is
there some other convention already for PHP packages with duplicate
names in the various PHP package namespaces (PEAR, PECL, etc)?

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and keep up the good work!


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