[arch-dev-public] remove pear from php package?

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sun Jul 5 10:52:44 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I just wondered if we should just remove pear from our php package. Pear is a 
package manager for php and as such bypasses pacman. Using pear is not a great 
idea imho; you might have conflicts on php updates and files that are not 
tracked by pacman. (using -f might break things here)

People who still want to use pear instead of pacman could provide a PKGBUILD 
in AUR for this.

What do you think?

And btw: pear itself does not seem of "high quality"; did anyone try it with 


Pierre Schmitz, http://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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