[php-maint] Bug#823954: Bug#823954: php5: Binary package "php5" does not need the whole build process to be created

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Wed May 11 13:49:54 UTC 2016

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 03:11:26PM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:

> src:php5 is going to be killed from testing soon and it's not going to
> be part of next stable release. Do you still think it's worth updating
> it for source-only uploads? I know that you put some effort into this,
> but I am keeping php5 in unstable just for the sake of security- and
> proposed-updates right now (and there are still some r-deps that needs
> to be fixed before I can kill it from ).

This is not only for source-only uploads, this is also a QA issue.

I'm checking all packages for "dpkg-buildpackage -A". This one makes
me to waste 80 minutes of CPU time only to ensure that "dpkg-buildpackage -A"
works, so if the question is "does it worth to fix this in stretch while
the package still exists?" I would answer "definitely yes".

In other words: the upload could be source-only for you, but as far as
I have it in my list of packages to check, it is certainly not
source-only for me.

I could of course exclude the package from the list of packages to
check, but I would much prefer to reserve such list for packages that
make the autobuilder to hang, like this one which also hangs
the autobuilder from reproducible builds people:


Moreover, the patch is very small and it should be very easy to check
for correctness (otherwise, I would probably not have bothered to
create it in the first place).


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