[pkg-php-pear] Bug#702849: RFS: php-soap/0.12.0-2.1 [NMU] [RC]

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Tue Mar 12 15:28:04 UTC 2013

To the release team (and Prach):
Dear release team,

Prach Pongpanich in the mentors list is trying to fix #701134.
He is removing the Pre-Depends which was added for the
release of Squeeze, because of #605867, which I filled, but
can't remember what it was about. The bug report says:

As dicussed with the release team, we need to add a
Pre-Depends because of /usr/share/php/doc.

Does anyone remember off-hand what it was about?

Thoughts on this?

To Prach:
Please also read above.

Appart from that, I insist, Debian's policy
is to install documentation of packages under:


So I would do that, and not move the doc into:


which is not where our Debian users would
naturally search.

Arguably, php-pear goes together with the
php5-common package, so it puts files there.
I would however think it's a bug, rather
than a feature, and that the docs from the
php-pear package really should be under:


To Thierry:
Is it ok if someone NMU the fix?

Also, for Jessie, it would be nice to switch
php-soap so that it uses pkg-php-tools (so
that you can use dh, instead of the old
debhelper style). You can have a look at any
package which build-depends on pkg-php-tools
to find examples. Any plans for that?

It's also disappointing to see that version
0.13.0 of php-soap, which was release upstream
on the 2012-01-26, isn't in wheezy. This
version was a QA release!!!

Now, seeing this, I wonder: would you be ok
to have this package team maintained in the
future, and have it under the pkg-php-pear
team, so that others are also allowed to upload
it if needed? The team also needs some help to
maintain all these PEAR modules, so you would
be welcome to join.



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