[php-maint] PHPUnit testers wanted (2nd query)

Thomas Goirand thomas at goirand.fr
Wed Mar 2 17:47:50 UTC 2011

On 03/02/2011 11:35 PM, Arthur Gautier wrote:
> I switched debian/rules to cdbs, there is no configure target anymore

Outch ! That was really not needed.

I said it previously, but I will say it again: if you switch to CDBS,
then I wont review any package, and I don't think you'll be able to find
anyone here that will want to review packaging (you can ask others if
you want still, but my bet is that they wont be able to help). Here's why.

Considering the issues found using debhelper, I would wild guess that
you know even less about CDBS that I do. There's a lot to know about
CDBS before you can really use it, you can't just "hope" that it will
work. The authors of CDBS themselves are saying that it's for experts at
least (you can ask Jonas that maintains it if you want). So in short,
unless you can say that you know CDBS very well, and don't just trust it
blindly, don't use it.

Of course, it's your choice of maintainer. The only thing is that I will
not review anything because I'm not confident for my skills with CDBS
(and I believe that *many* DD have the same reaction).

>> this ? http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/

Yup ! :)

>>> - You shouldn't be using debian/install, but pear to install stuff.
>>> Something like this would do:
>>> $(PEAR) install -f -n -R debian/$(package) $(pear_pkg)/package.xml
> To work around pear.phpunit.de channel issue, i needed to change the
> php_dir options in pear so i can't use pear install.

Why would you need to change php_dir ??? Shouldn't the PEAR modules that
you are installing go in the same folder? And by the way, pear
config-get and pear config-set should be enough for you to work with if
you needed to.

> By the way, one should use $(PEAR) install -P (and not -R) as describe
> in the pear documentation.

Interesting. Where did you read that? URL?

> Could you please retest again packages ?

Nop. CDBS... Sorry for that.


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