[php-maint] Bug#341420: marked as done (code in exts/dbase is not DFSG-free)

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Mon Dec 1 03:19:00 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 18:45 -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> [I would appreciate if you respected the CoC]
> 2008/11/30 Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk>:
> [...]
> >
> > php5 had an RC bug open with an obvious fix available for 3 weeks.  The
> What looks obvious to you may not be obvious to the others, please
> refrain from making such statements.
> > fix was to remove code that was not even being built, so it was
> > low-risk.  Why exactly should I have hesitated to NMU?
> As already stated by Steve: because of devref 5.11.1, and because of
> mere courtesy.

You're right, I'm sorry.

7.2.2 actually contradicts 5.11.1, but I accept that I should have
either notified my intent to NMU or used the delayed queue.

> Also, the issue affects all versions of php from php3 to php5.

Then please assign clones of the bug to php3 and php4.

> So in
> case you are interested in "fixing" the whole problem then deal with
> the copies at archive.d.o, snapshot.d.n, and master.

I don't believe there is quite the same concern over commercial
distribution there.


Ben Hutchings
Klipstein's 4th Law of Prototyping and Production:
                                    A fail-safe circuit will destroy others.
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