[pkg-php-pear] Outdated repository report

Robin Gustafsson robin at rgson.se
Tue Dec 21 17:18:12 GMT 2021

On Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 9:34 PM Mcgiwer <mcgiwer at protonmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hello.
> > Which distribution (version of Debian) are you referring to?
> Hello. I currently use Debian 10.

Debian 10 will not receive new upstream versions. If you want newer
software from Debian, consider upgrading. Debian 11 (the current
stable release) has Composer 2.0.9 and Debian testing has version

See https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/choosing.en.html#s3.1.3

> > As far as I can tell, Debian already contains the most recent versions
> > of Composer. Not in Debian stable, though, because that's not how
> > Debian releases work. The Composer versions also seem to be compatible
> > with the versions of Symfony that are in Debian.
> That not exactly true, because the member of the comoser project team on GitHub wrote that they have updated the dependancies.
> > What and where is the actual issue you're seeing?
>  While attempt to install composer, I recieve a "broken dependencies" error and by the Symfony (with causes the error) status is wroten "Unavaliable"

It is unlikely that Debian 10 contains unsatisfiable dependency
chains. And indeed, Composer installs fine in a clean Debian 10

# apt-get update && apt-get install -y composer
$ composer --version
Composer 1.8.4 2019-02-11 10:52:10

> GitHub project site: https://github.com/composer/composer (there also are listed the authors of it to contact. I had let known one of them - Jordi Boggiano (Seldaek) about possible contact form Your side.
> With regards,
> Mcgiwer

If you're installing newer versions of software directly from
upstream, that's another thing. There are no guarantees that their
newest version will work with the software in Debian, and as package
maintainers we have no control over that. Software shipped in Debian
is intended to work with the other software shipped in Debian.


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