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Re: Packaging the nusoap PHP lib instead of embedded copies ?

On Sun, 17 May 2009 23:18:40 +0100
Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org> wrote:

> Neil Williams wrote:
> > A better approach:
> [..]
> > You have searched for paths that end with nusoap.php in suite sid,
> > all sections, and all architectures. Found 7 results. File
> > Packages
> An even better approach in the long term would be to add a Lintian
> check that flags up this common code copy.

Same problem really - lintian only works on one package at a time and
cannot detect code copying, except by a simple name collision with a
"hot list" in lintian itself. Such a scheme still doesn't compare the
contents of the file rather than simply the name of the file itself.
> Olivier, please go ahead and package it.

Agreed. Also, when packaging it, check the 7 source packages that I
listed above and see if the copies have been substantially modified.
You may need to fold some of those changes into the library version.
Then, file bugs against the relevant packages once the new package is
in NEW.


Neil Williams

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