[php-maint] Bug#380731: Bug#380731: I would like to support this effort to package phc and php-embedded in debian

Ondřej Surý ondrej at debian.org
Mon Mar 26 08:08:09 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:58, Mike  Dupont
<jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:
> For the packaging of phc in debian, which I would like to have
> packaged, we need some way to allow the embedding of php.
> I will look into packaging of them both together and uploading them to
> debian mentors. Really php embedded could be it own package like
> discussed.

That's the worst idea I have ever heard in this case.  You would
double the work required
by security team. Every security issue which hit the PHP would need
two updates - one in
main php5 package and second in php5-embedded.

I am strongly opposed to uploading php-mebedded as separate package
just to circumvent
the (later) things which was said about embedded SAPI (still
experimental in the upstream,
no motivation to support yet another SAPI from maintainers).

> it should be possible to host the debs produced on debian mentors
> server or somewhere else until we have a final solution.

I have a much better proposal. Join the PHP5 packaging team (#664595),
help with bug
squashing in the main package and also dedicate yourself to support

There are already too many "sort-of-orphaned" packages in the Debian
where the original
maintainer lost the interest in the software and in the package and
forgot that he made the

Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org>

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