Paul van Tilburg
paulvt at debian.org
Fri Apr 27 09:15:42 UTC 2012
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:45:30PM +0200, Thomas Müller wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, dem 26.04.2012 um 7:13 schrieb Thomas Goirand:
> > According to:
> > http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2_Schema
> > this means that we would have to package:
> > - http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2_Schema
> > - http://pear.php.net/package/XML_DTD
> > - http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2
> > The main issue that I see is that all of the above 3 packages are
> > depending on php-xml-parser:
> > http://pear.php.net/package/XML_Parser
> > as you can see on this page, XML_Parser has been partially rewrote into
> > XML_Parser2. The reason for this is that XML_Parser has loads of issues
> > in its classes definitions, meaning that a rewrite and fix breaks a bit
> > the API.
I was wondering whether this rewrite is still continuing? Any progress
that shows hope for the future?
> > [...]
> > So we have 2 choices here:
> > - Package MDB2_Schema, XML_DTD and MDB2 to make them available for
> > Wheezy quickly with dependency to XML_Parser, live with this, and hope
> > that they will switch to XML_Parser2 for Wheezy+1.
> > - Try to clean-up things directly, and see if most packages can switch
> > to XML_Parser2, so we can totally remove XML_Parser from Debian testing,
> > and try to convince upstream authors of said PEAR packages to switch as
> > well.
> > Any thoughts?
> I would really love to walk the clean path, but unfortunately we have
> already a lot to do e.g. > package SabreDAV or find someone, who can do it.
> I'd vote for first choice just to gain momentum and get things done.
Same here. Tom, maybe you can bring this up with upstream and have them
keep an eye on XML_Parser2 and switch to it when it is good enough?
It seems there are not too many reverse depends on php-xml-parser, so
this switch shouldn't be too hard, eventually.
I already noticed you filed the ITPs, thanks for working on that! :)
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