[php-maint] Problems building a patched version of debian's php packages

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Wed Sep 7 08:57:32 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 01:16:30AM +0200, Marc Pujol wrote:
> First of all, I found the debian's php wiki page for developers [2].
> Hence, I cloned the php repository [3]. However, the lastest version there
> (debian-sid branch) corresponds to version 5.3.6-13, whereas the current
> sid packages are already at 5.3.8-1.

hrm... has someone forgotten to push? :)

> Right after running this command, debuild complains that it can not find
> the upstream's tgz, because it looks for an archive named
> "php5_5.3.8.orig.tar.gz" whereas the file is named "php5_5.3.8.tar.gz".

uhoh... this sounds like a bad problem on our end.  according to


it has somehow turned into a "native" package (i.e. no diff.gz/debian.tar.gz).
I think something must be wrong with how the latest packages have been
built.  Ondrej, care to comment? :)



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