[pkg-php-pear] Bug#783422: php-services-json: Useless in Debian?

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at debian.org
Sun Mar 20 03:37:27 UTC 2016

On Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:18:56 PM AEDT David Prévot wrote:
> Looks like civicrm only build-depends on it, that seems strange (I wonder
> how php-services-json is used during the build).

The idea was to use dh_linktree to generate dependencies but I've temporary 
disabled that...

> Looks like civicrm is using dh_linktree for embedding PHP classes, that
> seems like a awful tool for the un-bundling job, you may wish to properly
> load the needed classes instead.

You are right of course...

> Since there is no actual dependencies, I
> wonder how php-services-json is actually useful for civicrm currently.

Not at the moment but I was planning to re-enable use of system "php-

> Anyway, if you wish to see php-services-json stay,

I don't insist on it. If CiviCRM is the only user of "php-services-json" then 
I'm not sure if the latter worth maintaining in its own package.

> you should consider taking over its maintenance,

I'm afraid I have no capacity to do that... :(

Eventually I might help PHP team a little if I can...

> and ensure it’s ready for PHP 7.0.

And no skills to do that... :(

All the best,
 Dmitry Smirnov.


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