[pkg-php-pear] php-parser_0.9.4-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

Thorsten Alteholz alteholz at debian.org
Fri Jun 6 20:45:57 UTC 2014

Hi David,

On Fri, 6 Jun 2014, David Prévot wrote:
> Actually the <license> is documented in the package.xml file provided in
> the source tarball,

but where did this file come from? I couldn't find it in the release 
tarballs from upstream!? Actually your source tarball looked rather 
different from the upstream one.

>                     and debian/copyright reproduces the license provided
> in the upstream source repository at that time, so the source package is
> “accompanied by a verbatim copy of its copyright information and
> distribution license” as expected by the Debian policy.

But the package.xml contained just "BSD", which could be BSD2, BSD3, BSD4. 
In this case it would be nice to have a comment in debian/copyright how 
to get the complete license information.

> What are you exactly expecting? I mean that I don’t understand what is
> actually missing, and thus ask for guidance.

I expect to find the complete license text within the source tarball (ok, 
only if the license requires that). I also expect that this license 
information appears in debian/copyright.
Further I expect to be able to download the original source tarball from 
the links in debian/copyright or debian/control. In case this is not 
possible, it should be documented in debain/README.source.

You can do almost anything as long as it is documented and all steps are 
easily comprehensible for others.


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