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debpear(1) [debian man page]

debpear(1)						      General Commands Manual							debpear(1)

debpear - automatically builds and installs PEAR packages as Debian packages SYNOPSIS
debpear [options] <pear-package-name> DESCRIPTION
debpear is a tool to automatically create and build a Debian package out of a PHP PEAR package. It will download the PEAR package from, then by looking into it, create the corresponding Debian package, and eventually also installs it. PARAMETERS
<pear-package-name> Defines the PEAR package name you want to install, as seen on the site. Make sure respect the case in the name of the package (for example: Package_NAME). OPTIONS
--build-dir|-b Specify the directory where the Debian package will be built. --verbose|-v Makes debpear more verbose. --channel|-c channel Specify the URL channel of the PEAR package. Currently not implemented: please contribute! --tarball|-t tarball --pkg-version|-pv pkg-version [ --wget|-w URL ] 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|-i 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. EXAMPLE
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, php-auth-radius will depend on php5-radius. debpear -t current.tgz -pv 1.3.1 -w CAS Downloads cas-clients from, as current.tgz in the current directory, then builds it as if it was downloaded as CAS-1.3.1.tgz by "pear download". IMPORTANT
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 pack- age quickly, before a careful review, in order to save time building a Debian PEAR package. AUTHORS
debpear has been written by Thomas Goirand <>, and is maintained inside the PKG PHP PEAR Debian team, that can be reached at: <>. debpear(1)

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DH-MAKE-PECL(1) 					     dh-make-pecl User Manual						   DH-MAKE-PECL(1)

dh-make-pecl - Create debian source packages from pecl extensions SYNOPSIS
dh-make-pecl [--help ] [--version ] [--arch any | all] [--depends DEPENDS] [--build-depends DEPENDS] [--maintainer MAINTAINER] [--prefix PREFIX] [--package-name NAME] [--templatedir TEMPLATEDIR] [--only 4|5] [--phpversion 4 5] [--dont-use-confd] [PACKAGE] DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents briefly the dh-make-pecl command. dh-make-pecl creates the files required to build a debian source package from a PHP extension as it is distributed through PECL. The last parameter passed to dh-make-pecl can be either the .tgz archive containing the php extension or the name of the extension. In the second case dh-make-pecl will first download the archive from If dh-make-pecl downloads the archive itself, it will always take the most recent version. dh-make-pecl will by default create a directory named php-<pecl-package-name>-<pecl-package-version> which will contain the debian files and the unpacked files from the extension. It will also create a symlink php-<pecl-package-name>_<version>.orig.tar.gz pointing towards the original source. After creating the files you can go into then new directory and build the debian package with dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot. This will (for version 0.2.x) create php4-<pecl-package-name> and php5-<pecl-package-name> binary packages. Since version 0.3.x only the binary package for php5 will be build anymore. dh-make-pecl tries to extract as much information about the package from the file package.xml which is part of the pecl extension. Though, there is some information like depends on other debian packages, which must be given by options, e.g. --depends or --build-depends. Debian source packages created by dh-make-pecl can later easily be updated with uscan. OPTIONS
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files. -h --help Show summary of options. -v --version Show version of program. --arch Set architecture of created debian source package to 'any' or 'all'. Defaults to 'any'. --depends Adds more packages to Depends: beside php4|php5. --build-depends Adds more packages to Build-Depends: beside php4-dev, php5-dev, debhelper and dh-make-php. --prefix Sets prefix of debian source package name. Each name ends in '<pecl-package-name>'. Defaults to 'php'. --maintainer Explicitly sets the maintainer. In most cases it will be propperly guessed by reading some of the environment variables. --package-name Overwrite package name in package.xml. This name will be prefixed with `php-'. Do not use this function unless you know what you are doing. --templatedir Use a different directory with templates for the debian files. Defaults to /usr/share/dh-make-php/pecl.template. --only This option is deprecated. Use --phpversion. Set this to 4 or 5 in order to produce a debian package which creates a binary package for php4 or php5 only, but not for both. This is mostly useful if a pecl package does not compile for all php version. --phpversion Set this to 4, 5 or both separated by a space in order to produce a debian package which creates a binary package for the given php major versions. This is mostly useful if you want to create a pecl package for php4, which is not created by default anymore since dh-make-pecl 0.3.0. --dont-use-confd Some time between Sarge and Etch, the debian php packages has moved its configuration into its own ini file in /etc/php[45]/conf.d and no longer modify the global configuration in /etc/php[45]/<sapi>/php.ini. Since Version 0.2.1 of dh-make-php this is the default behaviour when creating packages. If you prefer the old way of creating php pecl packages use this option. ENVIRONMENT
dh-make-pecl evaluates the following environment variables: DEBFULLNAME - the real name of the maintainer LOGNAME or USER - the username DEBEMAIL or EMAIL - the email address of the user SEE ALSO
dh-make-pear (1). AUTHOR
UWE STEINMANN <> Wrote this manpage for the Debian system. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Uwe Steinmann This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL. dh-make-pecl 09/01/2010 DH-MAKE-PECL(1)

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