debpear - automatically builds and installs PEAR packages as Debian packages
debpear [options] <pear-package-name>
is a tool to automatically create and build a Debian package out
of a PHP PEAR package. It will download the PEAR package from pear.php.net,
then by looking into it, create the corresponding Debian package, and
eventually also installs it.
- Defines the PEAR package name you want to install, as seen
on the http://pear.php.net/ site. Make sure respect the case in the name
of the package (for example: Package_NAME).
- Specify the directory where the Debian package will be
- Makes debpear more verbose.
- Specify the channel-alias which provide from the
pear-channels package, pear and pecl channel.
- Do not use "pear download" to optain the PEAR
package from upstream authors. Instead, use tarball and use
pkg-version when building the package. Eventually also download the
tarball from URL using wget before building.
- Install the resulting debian package in your system. Note
that you must be root to use this option. If you aren't root, then debpear
will try to get root using sudo.
debpear -i Auth_RADIUS
- This will create a php-auth-radius package in ./build-area,
and automatically install it. Because it's written in the package.xml
shipped with Auth_RADIUS at pear.php.net, php-auth-radius will depend on
debpear -t current.tgz -pv 1.3.1 -w
- Downloads cas-clients from
http://downloads.jasig.org/cas-clients/php/current.tgz, as current.tgz in
the current directory, then builds it as if it was downloaded as
CAS-1.3.1.tgz by "pear download".
debpear -c pecl gnupg
- This will create a php-gnupg package from the pecl.php.net
debpear -c phpunit DbUnit
- This will create a php-dbunit package from the
- Note that the debian/copyright file generated by debpear
isn't good enough for redistribution of the created packages. You should
carefuly review the PEAR package license before doing so. Also, debpear
has been created for convenience, but it will never replace the manual
work of an experienced Debian maintainer for creating PEAR packages. It
can, however, be used to create a template package quickly, before a
careful review, in order to save time building a Debian PEAR package.
- debpear has been written by Thomas Goirand
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, and is maintained inside the PKG PHP PEAR Debian
team, that can be reached at: