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       dh-make-pecl - Create debian source packages from pecl extensions


       dh-make-pecl [--help ] [--version ] [--arch any | all] [--depends DEPENDS]
                    [--build-depends DEPENDS] [--maintainer MAINTAINER] [--prefix PREFIX]
                    [--package-name NAME] [--templatedir TEMPLATEDIR] [--only 4|5]
                    [--phpversion 4 5] [--dont-use-confd] [--php55-conf] [--no-php55-conf]


       This manual page documents briefly the dh-make-pecl command.

       dh-make-pecl creates the files required to build a debian source package from a PHP
       extension as it is distributed through PECL.

       The last parameter passed to dh-make-pecl can be either the .tgz archive containing the
       php extension or the name of the extension. In the second case dh-make-pecl will first
       download the archive from If dh-make-pecl downloads the archive
       itself, it will always take the most recent version.

       dh-make-pecl will by default create a directory named
       php-<pecl-package-name>-<pecl-package-version> which will contain the debian files and the
       unpacked files from the extension. It will also create a symlink
       php-<pecl-package-name>_<version>.orig.tar.gz pointing towards the original source. After
       creating the files you can go into then new directory and build the debian package with
       dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot. This will (for version 0.2.x) create
       php4-<pecl-package-name> and php5-<pecl-package-name> binary packages. Since version 0.3.x
       only the binary package for php5 will be build anymore.

       dh-make-pecl tries to extract as much information about the package from the file
       package.xml which is part of the pecl extension. Though, there is some information like
       depends on other debian packages, which must be given by options, e.g.  --depends or

       Debian source packages created by dh-make-pecl can later easily be updated with uscan.


       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see
       the Info files.

       -h --help
           Show summary of options.

       -v --version
           Show version of program.

           Set architecture of created debian source package to 'any' or 'all'. Defaults to

           Adds more packages to Depends: beside php4|php5.

           Adds more packages to Build-Depends: beside php4-dev, php5-dev, debhelper and

           Sets prefix of debian source package name. Each name ends in '<pecl-package-name>'.
           Defaults to 'php'.

           Explicitly sets the maintainer. In most cases it will be propperly guessed by reading
           some of the environment variables.

           Overwrite package name in package.xml. This name will be prefixed with `php-'. Do not
           use this function unless you know what you are doing.

           Use a different directory with templates for the debian files. Defaults to

           This option is deprecated. Use --phpversion.

           Set this to 4 or 5 in order to produce a debian package which creates a binary package
           for php4 or php5 only, but not for both. This is mostly useful if a pecl package does
           not compile for all php version.

           Set this to 4, 5 or both separated by a space in order to produce a debian package
           which creates a binary package for the given php major versions. This is mostly useful
           if you want to create a pecl package for php4, which is not created by default anymore
           since dh-make-pecl 0.3.0.

           Some time between Sarge and Etch, the debian php packages has moved its configuration
           into its own ini file in /etc/php[45]/conf.d and no longer modify the global
           configuration in /etc/php[45]/<sapi>/php.ini. Since Version 0.2.1 of dh-make-php this
           is the default behaviour when creating packages. If you prefer the old way of creating
           php pecl packages use this option.

           PHP 5.5 has introduced a new configuration schema for pecl extensions. This is used by
           default, if /etc/php5/mods-available is found on the system wher dh-make-pecl runs.
           This option is provided to explicity turn on PHP 5.5 configuration even if the default
           is off.

           This option is provided to explicity turn off PHP 5.5 configuration even if the
           default is on.


       dh-make-pecl evaluates the following environment variables:

       DEBFULLNAME - the real name of the maintainer

       LOGNAME or USER - the username

       DEBEMAIL or EMAIL - the email address of the user


       dh-make-pear (1).


           Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


       Copyright © 2004-2010 Uwe Steinmann

       This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

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