[pkg-php-pear] Proposed release goal: PEAR package building using pkg-php-tools

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Thu Sep 19 06:25:04 UTC 2013

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"Mathieu Parent (Debian)" <sathieu at debian.org> writes:

> = PEAR package building using pkg-php-tools =
> == Goal description ==

> pkg-php-tools was introduced in Debian wheezy. It considerably eases
> the building of PEAR packages (PHP packages).

> == Wiki page ==
> See https://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/pkg-php-tools

I have a package (remctl) for which I'm also upstream that builds a PHP
extension (and a Ruby extension, a Python extension, and a Perl
extension).  As you can imagine, the packaging is a little complicated.
I'm not sure if pkg-php-tools can handle that case, but I'd love to try
and perhaps provide feedback on the tools.

I took a quick look at the wiki, though, and all of the build
configuration files that it references as the normal case for such a
package are ones I don't have.  I have a config.m4.in file and am using

That makes me think there's a newer build system out there (including for
C extensions?), which would be great news since phpize is quite difficult
and awkward to use.  Could you point me in the right direction for what
web pages I should be reading about how to convert my build system over?
I have to admit that I keep getting lost in the PHP extension
documentation; I personally don't use the language at all, but try to keep
the PHP extension building and working since it was contributed and I want
to maintain parity of functionality between the scripting languages.


Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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