[pkg-php-pear] Are dtc and extplorer useful in Debian?

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Sun May 17 04:16:07 UTC 2015

On 04/26/2015 11:32 PM, David Prévot wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> dtc and extplorer are (multi-)RC-buggy, not part of Jessie (dtc is even
> not part of unstable, and has only be shipped with Lenny IIUC). They
> have not been updated in years (except security fixes for extplorer in
> {old,}stable), they don’t even look active upstream according to a quick
> look at their websites.
> Is there any reason to keep them in the Debian archive?

Yes, because some other people are soon going to restart working on these.

> I’m currently trying to get rid of unmaintained PEAR packages (e.g.,
> php-compat to name only one), and those two package come in the way of
> this clean up.
> Thanks in advance for your reply, I intend to follow up with removal
> request in a few months if nobody objects (but feel free to beat me to
> it).


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