[pkg-php-pear] Bug#765899: Bug#765899: Composer: Please, support OR-ed versions

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Wed Nov 20 06:30:49 GMT 2019

David Prévot dixit:

>I believe the patch is wrong. Why patch at all?

You answer this yourself:

>[1] I don’t believe symfony will be upgraded to 5 in bullseye (according

But the package relationships should be correct to ease
the upgrade process, that is, ± 1 distribution release
at least. There’s also downstreams to consider, so having
the *correct* version used is certainly sensible.

>Since Stretch shipped with 2.8, the latter is probably overkill. Since I

Perhaps, but this is not the only case of OR dependencies
in the tangled mass of PHP libraries we’ve seen during
packaging of Movim. This means any reasoning based on any
specific example (and/or distribution release) necessarily
fails for incompleteness.

Just fix the packaging tools, it can’t be *that* hard.
The issue has been open for five years, isn’t that embarassing?

“I'm not a real programmer. I throw together things until it works
 then I move on. The real programmers will say "yeah it works but
 you're leaking memory everywhere. Perhaps we should fix that."
 I'll just restart apache every 10 requests.” -- Rasmus Lerdorf

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