[pkg-php-pear] Orphaning php-codesniffer, then take it over by the PHP PEAR team

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue May 29 19:51:29 UTC 2012

On 12-05-30 at 02:49am, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Jack Bates is supposed to maintain php-codesniffer,
> this package last upload was from 2008-10-05,
> we'd like to see the latest version in Wheezy
> We sent a mail 5 days ago to Jack Bates, and he didn't reply. It's 
> currently obvious that there's very few chances that Jack Bates will 
> upload a new version of php-codesniffer before Wheezy freezes.
> So, we'd like to have php-codesniffer orphaned, then taken over by us 
> (eg: the PKG-PHP Pear team). Jack Bates would anyway be very welcome 
> to join the team, and continue to do his packaging (we can add him to 
> the Uploaders: list if he wishes), even after this procedure.
> So, if nobody objects within the next following 2 or 3 days, and if 
> Jack doesn't show up and oppose to this procedure, we'll do that.

I strongly object to this as a general principle: Debian freezing is no 
excuse for hijacking!

Seems you had several years of solving this issue, yet you waited until 
just before freeze, and the option you came up with was to kick a 

Did you consider an NMU?

 - Jonas

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