[pkg-php-pear] Bug#725739: Please, make substitution with phpcomposer smarter

David Prévot taffit at debian.org
Wed Jan 8 18:14:11 UTC 2014

Hi Nicolas, and pkg-php-tools maintainers,

Thanks for your quick reply, and apologies not to have followed up on
this issue sooner.

On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 06:25:09PM +0100, Nicolas Grekas wrote:

> > Nicolas, did you get another source of information for fixing the
> > “suggest” part of the composer.json file?
> Yes: after reading composer's doc more carefully,
> lib-* is guaranteed by composer to be version-comparable, with the same
> version pattern used by packages, whereas
> ext-* are generally not version comparable (because not every extension
> expose a version number).

Do you have any pointer to that? I’m still quite lost in composer

The only information I’ve been able to grab so far is from the source:

It looks like ext- is for PHP extension while lib is for PHP library.

> Although this looks more "semantic" to me, I would be ok to replace it with
> ext-pcre if this is equivalent and fixes your bug.
> Or you could fix the your tool :)

I’m all for fixing our tools if they do not comply with any acceptable
syntax, but I’d welcome pointers to such definition. Mathieu, since you
introduced Composer support in pkg-php-tools, did you manage to get any
“standard” definition, do you have any opinion on the current issue?


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