[php-maint] Bug#262533: php4-pear: current pear module packaging best practices

Charles Fry debian at frogcircus.org
Sat Oct 1 04:36:10 UTC 2005

Package: php4-pear
Version: 4:4.4.0-2
Followup-For: Bug #262533

For the record, a more thorough document was put together by Pierre
Habouzit at:


There was a long discussion about this on the debian-webapps mailing
list, that included a long list of specific changes that should be made
to that document:


The team working on a Debain Webapps Policy was going to work on
integrating these changes into Pierre's document:


In the meantime, Uwe Steinmann created dh-make-php, and we went to great
effort to ensure that it was consistent with the agreed upon policy for
packaging PEAR modules (even though noone had succesfully wrotten that
policy down). As a result, the current dh-make-php (which contains
dh-make-pear) is the current embodiment of this policy.

Finally, I am working on a cdbs pear.mk file based off of Uwe's
dh-make-pear debian/rules.

So, I guess if nothing else, that gives you at least one easy way to
close this bug: by mentioning dh-make-pear somewhere. :-)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'stable'), (70, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-386
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages php4-pear depends on:
ii  php-db                        1.7.6-2    PHP PEAR Database Abstraction Laye
ii  php-http                      1.3.6-2    PHP PEAR module for HTTP related s
ii  php-mail                      1.1.6-2    PHP PEAR module for sending email
ii  php-net-smtp                  1.2.6-2    PHP PEAR module implementing SMTP 
ii  php-net-socket                1.0.6-2    PHP PEAR Network Socket Interface 
ii  php-pear                      5.0.5-1    PEAR - PHP Extension and Applicati
ii  php-xml-parser                1.2.6-2    PHP PEAR module for parsing XML
ii  php4-common                   4:4.4.0-2  Common files for packages built fr

php4-pear recommends no packages.

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