[php-maint] Bug#559029: php-pear: Default pear.php.net channels definition has insufficiend information

Pavel Zubkou thegowr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 10:25:41 UTC 2009

Package: php-pear
Version: 5.2.11.dfsg.1-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

pear.php.net channel definition shipped in php-pear package doesn't offer
supported protocols.

Without them it is impossible to install any package from pear channel.

Package installation error:
$ pear install Net_GeoIP
pear.php.net is using a unsupported protocal - This should never happen.
install failed

Output from `pear channel-info`:
$ pear channel-info pear
Channel pear.php.net Information:
Name and Server         pear.php.net
Alias                   pear
Summary                 PHP Extension and Application Repository
Validation Package Name PEAR_Validate
Validation Package      default
Server Capabilities
Type                   Version/REST type Function Name/REST base
No supported protocols

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages php-pear depends on:
ii  php5-cli                 5.2.11.dfsg.1-2 command-line interpreter for the p
ii  php5-common              5.2.11.dfsg.1-2 Common files for packages built fr

Versions of packages php-pear recommends:
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-2   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep

Versions of packages php-pear suggests:
pn  php5-dev | php4-dev           <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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