[pkg-php-pear] Bug#783430: Useless in Debian

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Mon Apr 27 09:29:12 UTC 2015

On Sun, 26 Apr 2015, David Prévot wrote:
> Raphaël (X-D-CC) requested this package (#678093) as a Tuleap
> dependency, but tuleap is not in Debian (not even {IT,RF)P’ed AFAICT).
> Thomas’ concerns raised over two years ago in the RFP are still valid
> (upstream package is not maintained, and “the package is marked as
> quality "beta" and there has been no upstream release since end of
> 2009”).
> Furthermore, the package has a very low popcon.

For the record, Tuleap still uses this PHP library. It would be
interesting to document in this bug report what alternative PHP
library people are expected to use in Debian...

It's true that the Tuleap packaging never reached a state where
it was ready to be integrated into Debian. That said there are
likely some Tuleap users who are running it on top of Debian (albeit
in a non-packaged way).

> I intend to follow up with an RM request in a few months if nobody
> objects (but feel free to beat me to it).

No objection from me if there is another PHP library providing similar
features available in Debian. But I also don't see a pressing need to
drop that code since it seems to be working well.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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