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

James Rayner iphitus at iphitus.org
Mon Jul 6 01:42:44 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:52 AM, 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.?

Unless it's an issue, not building, or otherwise broken (ie a
technical reason), I'd say leave it in. We've got easy_install for
python, cpan for perl, etc.

It's up to the users to decide whether to use pacman or otherwise -
not our responsiblility.

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