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

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 14:08:01 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 17:52, Pierre Schmitz<pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> 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
> E_ALL|E_STRICT etc.?

This sounds reasonable to me.
PEAR classes could/should be packaged it is the case with
perl/python/ruby/lua/etc. packages
BTW I've never had to use PEAR in any of PHP projects I do at my job,
I wonder how broad its usage among PHP developers is.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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