[pkg-php-pear] composer and debian

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 15:08:34 UTC 2013

2013/6/24 andrea rota <a at xelera.eu>:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:41:32PM +0200, Mathieu Parent wrote:
> [...]
>> > so i'm not sure how to best 'translate' all this into the actual
>> > packaging: i imagine src/, bin/ and doc/ from upstream can be easily
>> > dealt with through dh_install, but i am unsure about the vendor/ folder
>> > that gets created by ``php composer.phar install``: should i just *not*
>> > invoke this in debian/rules (which requires a 'bootstrap' composer.phar
>> > to be downloaded to a tmp dir or to be included as patch into the source
>> > package) and package all the dependencies separately if not already in
>> > Debian, and let dh_phpcomposer list them as dependencies in composer's
>> > own debian/control?
>> Yes, just start with "*not*" running 'php composer.phar install' , and
>> see how it goes. Are all the deps already packaged?
> ok - without running composer's own install, and using dh_install*, i
> get a sane-ish tree in the resulting deb package; i think i now need to
> patch composer's bootstrap code to make it look for libraries in
> /usr/share/php/* and package the dependencies not yet in Debian; not
> counting the dev-depends which shouldn't be needed here, there are just
> five, all without further runtime dependencies:
> - justinrainbow/json-schema
>         (https://github.com/justinrainbow/json-schema)
> - seld/jsonlint (http://github.com/Seldaek/jsonlint)
> - symfony/console (https://github.com/symfony/Console)
> - symfony/finder https://github.com/symfony/Finder)
> - symfony/process (https://github.com/symfony/Process)
> Unless i've missed them, all need to be packaged first.


> At a quick look, none of the upstream repos includes a package.xml file
> (they all seem to use composer for distribution) so i guess i won't be
> able to use dh_phppear for them?

Yes. There is http://pear.symfony-project.com/ which is outdated.

> If so, at least to bootstrap these packages, is it best to use
> dh_install* helpers to assemble the Debian tree, or is there a better
> way?

You can use dh_phpcomposer and correcponding substvars. And dh_install
(Composer unfortunately doesn't enforce any path convention).

>> Also, can you prepare the package on a publicly available repo (like
>> git.debian.org) to ease review?
> sure - re: git.debian.org, do i need to apply for access via
> https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-php/?
> or i can start pushing to gitorious.org for the time being.

I think it is better on alioth. Is your account hotzeplotz-guest?


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