[pkg-php-pear] Issues with symfony 2.6.4+dfsg-1

Daniel Beyer dabe at deb.ymc.ch
Wed Feb 4 02:03:50 UTC 2015

Hi David,

first, thanks for updating to 2.6.4.
Sadly there are some issues with the uploaded 2.6.4+dfsg-1.

A) quilt is not very good with patching file permissions
Yesterday I ran into the exact same thing (added the same patch, after I
saw lintian complaining).
There are already bugs in BTS targeting that (yet not much progress
there), e.g.: #749069 [1] and #682025 [2]

I think this was the reason why the upload of symfony 2.6.4+dfsg-1 to
experimental was rejected.

We may can convince upstream to change the permissions in their VCS, but
this will take some time. I'll try to not forget to open a pull request
for this on github.

B) DEP-8 tests are failing
This was incomplete in my wip-get-tests-for-2.6-working branch.
It now is ready in master (commit 3d32600).
In case you do an other upload of 2.6.4+dfsg-1 containing commit
3d32600, please Git-Dch: ignore the commit message (since it makes no
sense for this version). In case of a new 'dfsg-2', you might want to
shorten it to the subject (I'm very verbose, today).

C) Lintian errors due to versioned Provides:
Versioned Provides: are now supported by both apt and dpkg. But since
the Debian Policy is not updated for this (see BTS #761219 [3]), I bet
it's worth nothing opening a bug against lintian (the test is still
valid in regards to the current policy).
Anyway I guess there is no need for us to remove the versioned Provides:
from src:symfony and just wait for the Lintian maintainers to either
update or remove the test.


[1] https://bugs.debian.org/749069
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/682025
[3] https://bugs.debian.org/761219
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