[php-maint] Moving forward with php

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri Mar 16 12:46:10 CET 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 08:36:00PM +0100, Martin Lohmeier wrote:
> sean finney wrote:

> > -- pear, pecl, and php policy --

> > afaik the pear/pecl situation is still really messy wrt debian php
> > library/extension packages vs locally installed extensions.  it's been
> > so long that i don't even remember what was recommended in the php
> > policy draft, nor do i remember what was and was not implemented.

> > this needs revisiting, and ideally some consensus/reminders on what
> > needs to be done.

> the issue of how to deal with pear packages which are installed local
> has also been on my mind. When finishing the adoption of the pear
> packages this will be one topic I'll deal with. Since I use the pear
> command in debian/rules I could add a test to see if a local version of
> the package is already installed...or something like this.

I don't follow, what does debian/rules have to do with the management of the

Do we have the bug fixed yet where pear install will try to write to
/usr instead of to /usr/local?  Do we have a sensible built-in path in php5
that would support installing pear extensions to /usr/local?  How about for

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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