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       debpear - automatically builds and installs PEAR packages as Debian packages


       debpear [options] <pear-package-name>


       debpear  is  a  tool  to automatically create and build a Debian package out of a PHP PEAR
       package. It will download the PEAR package from, then  by  looking  into  it,
       create the corresponding Debian package, and eventually also installs it.



              Defines   the   PEAR   package   name   you   want  to  install,  as  seen  on  the
     site. Make sure respect the case in the name  of  the  package
              (for example: Package_NAME).



              Specify the directory where the Debian package will be built.


              Makes debpear more verbose.

       --channel|-c channel-alias

              Specify  the  channel-alias  which provide from the pear-channels package, pear and
              pecl channel.

       --tarball|-t tarball --pkg-version|-pv pkg-version [ --wget|-w URL ]

              Do not use "pear download" to  optain  the  PEAR  package  from  upstream  authors.
              Instead,  use  tarball  and  use pkg-version when building the package.  Eventually
              also download the tarball from URL using wget before building.


              Install the resulting debian package in your system. Note that you must be root  to
              use this option. If you aren't root, then debpear will try to get root using sudo.


       debpear -i Auth_RADIUS

              This  will  create  a  php-auth-radius  package  in ./build-area, and automatically
              install it. Because it's written in the package.xml  shipped  with  Auth_RADIUS  at
    , php-auth-radius will depend on php5-radius.

       debpear -t current.tgz -pv 1.3.1 -w

              Downloads cas-clients from,
              as  current.tgz in the current directory, then builds it as if it was downloaded as
              CAS-1.3.1.tgz by "pear download".

       debpear -c pecl gnupg

              This will create a php-gnupg package from the channel.

       debpear -c phpunit DbUnit

              This will create a php-dbunit package from the channel.


              Note that the debian/copyright file generated by  debpear  isn't  good  enough  for
              redistribution of the created packages. You should carefuly review the PEAR package
              license before doing so. Also, debpear has been created  for  convenience,  but  it
              will never replace the manual work of an experienced Debian maintainer for creating
              PEAR packages. It can, however, be used  to  create  a  template  package  quickly,
              before a careful review, in order to save time building a Debian PEAR package.


              debpear  has  been  written  by Thomas Goirand <>, and is maintained
              inside   the   PKG   PHP   PEAR   Debian   team,   that   can   be   reached    at: