Bug#329415: [php-maint] Bug#329415: php-pear: /usr/bin/pear calls 'php' but should call /usr/bin/php

Uwe Steinmann uwe at steinmann.cx
Thu Sep 22 05:33:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 04:30:05AM +1000, Adam Conrad wrote:
> Uwe Steinmann wrote:
> > 
> > /usr/bin/php calls 'php' unless one sets $PHP_PEAR_PHP_BIN. If
> > somebody like me has as second php installation in /usr/local/php5-cvs
> > whose bin directory is before /usr/bin in the PATH, /usr/bin/pear
> > will call /usr/local/php5-cvs/bin/php which may screw things up.
> In practice, one hopes that this shouldn't mess up (calling /usr/bin/php
> is already asking for either php4 or php5, this was intentional, and
> should always work, so I'd hope your php5-cvs would also work), but
> you're right that, in theory, we should only be calling packaged
> binaries.  This will be fixed in the next upload.
It wasn't a practical problem until a rebuilt a debian pear package
whose.  debian/rules calls '/usr/bin/pear install'. I ended up in
a packages containing files for /usr/local/php5-cvs.


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