[php-maint] up-to-date policy for PHP PEAR modules

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Sep 23 06:49:26 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 06:25:03PM +0200, sean finney wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 September 2007 05:18:03 am Steve Langasek wrote:
> >
> > /usr/local/share/php, not /usr/local/php; but yes, otherwise correct.

> and what about locally installed-but-not-pear stuff?  or should we not care 
> about that and leave it to admin to use $EDITOR?  and there's an analog for 
> all this with pecl as well.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see any reason that we need to care
about local-and-pear vs. local-and-not-pear for Debian.  If the local admin
feels a need for a local php path that's guarded against pear interference
they can always add one, and if there's enough demand we can always update
the policy to include it later.

> > The current pear package seems to pear install to /usr/share/php,
> > cluttering directories that are supposed to be under dpkg control.  Grr.

> yes, this has been a well known and documented problem (hrm... maybe #311267 
> should be cloned and/or reassigned to php5/php-pear), for which i've kept my 
> head intentionally buried in the ground...

I'm pretty sure that with some previous version of php4-pear, pear install
correctly installed to /usr/local.  Oh well... :)

> maybe now we have someone motivated to do something about it though? :)

I hope so (and I hope it doesn't have to be me) ;)

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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