[php-maint] Backport requirements exception for some packages (php5)
waja at cyconet.org
Fri Dec 20 12:01:32 UTC 2013
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Am 16.12.13 14:09, schrieb Ondřej Surý:
>> And especially in that case it is a problem. If we want to keep
>>> with the 5.4.x upload currently sitting in NEW we will end with
>>> an unsupported branch (testing already has 5.5.x), which is
>>> imho not acceptable.
> Why? The upstream release process aims to keep the compatibility in
> the 5.4.x branch and the Debian packagers are willing to support
> the 5.4.x branch in the backports. Also the external services
> (dotdeb.org for Debian, my PPAs for Ubuntu) proves that people are
> hungry to have latest PHP running and I don't really see a reason
> why we can't provide that from within the Debian infrastructure.
as I understand the POV of the PHP packaging team, backports is the
wrong place for maintaining such packages.
This is an excellent example for a valid reason to have a ppa-alike
service for Debian with a buildd network behind to not having
everybody to build it's own (limited) buildd infrastructure like
debmon.org and others.
Having my old buildd up and keeping it running, I can tell you that
maintaining everybody it's own is a huge wast of time and resources.
Just my two cents, Jan.
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