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PHP for Debian and Ubuntu

The PEAR-package project page is a home for experimental PHP packages for Debian and Ubuntu distros.

If you want to test the packages, add the following lines to the /etc/apt/sources.list:

# PHP for Debian sid
deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter all sid
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter all sid

# PHP for Debian sarge
deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter all sarge
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter all sarge
# PHP for Ubuntu hoary
deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter all hoary
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter all hoary


The make-pear-pkg is a tool for preparing the Debian source package from PEAR package.

An example session:

$ sudo apt-get install pear-package

$ apt-get source php5
Reading Package Lists... Done
dpkg-source: extracting php5 in php5-5.0.3

$ cd php5-5.0.3/ext/dbase/

$ pear package package.xml

Package /tmp/php/php5-5.0.3/ext/dbase/dbase-5.0rc1.tgz done

$ make-pear-pkg dbase-5.0rc1.tgz
`php5-dbase-5.0rc1' -> `.././php5-dbase-5.0rc1'
`php5-dbase-5.0rc1.orig' -> `.././php5-dbase-5.0rc1.orig'

$ cd php5-dbase-5.0rc1

$ debuild -us -uc
dpkg-buildpackage: source package is php5-dbase
dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 5.0rc1-0.1
dpkg-genchanges: including full source code in upload
dpkg-buildpackage: full upload (original source is included)

$ dpkg -I php5-dbase_*.deb
 new debian package, version 2.0.
 size 13874 bytes: control archive= 854 bytes.
 811 bytes,    18 lines      control
 354 bytes,     5 lines      md5sums
 Package: php5-dbase
 Version: 5.0rc1-0.1

The make-pear-pkg tools works with PEAR (pure PHP) and PECL (binary extension modules) packages.

It requires to work a set of tools:

(c) 2004-2005 Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@debian.org>