[pkg-php-pear] Pear channels in a single package

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 18:23:56 UTC 2013

2013/10/19 David Prévot <taffit at debian.org>:
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> Hi,
> Le 17/09/2013 11:12, David Prévot a écrit :
>> Le 17/09/2013 06:41, Thomas Goirand a écrit :
>>> Do you agree with doing a single package with all the channels, in order
>>> to reduce the amounts of packages, and avoid having so many packages
>>> holding a tiny file?
>> […] I’m all for it, but I unfortunately can’t help to initiate the
>> work on this package.
> Unless I missed something, it appears nobody has started to work on this
> pear-channels package, right?

No, but ....

> Since I really begin to miss some packages that are in the NEW queue for
> months because of this issue, I might consider working on it ASAP
> (hopefully, I’ll be able to pick existing channel.xml handling from
> pkg-php-tools, but I doubt I’m skilled enough to do it as properly, so I
> might duplicate some code – that shouldn’t be too much of an issue since
> the channel.xml handling in pkg-php-tools is doomed to be obsoleted by
> this package).

I prefer to avoid code duplication, and push it into pkg-php-tools.
I've started to work on this.
It will work like this:
- channel.xml will be installed in the main package (usually the first)
- channel.$package.xml will be installed in $package
- channel.$package.<anything>.xml will be installed in $package


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