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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 17:07:16 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:42 AM, James Rayner<iphitus at iphitus.org> wrote:
> 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.

I think I agree with James here. What about the people who WANT to use
PEAR? I know there are some people who prefer easy_install for python.

More information about the arch-dev-public mailing list