dh-make-pear - Create debian source packages from pear modules
dh-make-pear [--help ] [--version ] [--rename ] [--arch any | all]
[--state STATE] [--depends DEPENDS]
[--maintainer MAINTAINER] [--prefix PREFIX]
[--templatedir TEMPLATEDIR] [PACKAGE]
This manual page documents briefly the dh-make-pear command.
dh-make-pear creates the files required to build a debian source
package from a PHP extension as it is distributed through PEAR.
The last parameter passed to dh-make-pear can be either the .tgz
archive containing the php extension or the name of the extension. In
the second case dh-make-pear will first download the archive from
http://pear.php.net. If dh-make-pear downloads the archive itself, it
will always take the most recent version.
dh-make-pear will by default create a directory named
php-<pear-package-name> which will contain the debian files and the
unpacked files from the extension. It will also create a symlink
php-<pear-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
dh-make-pear tries to extract as much information about the package
from the file package.xml which is part of the pear extension.
Debian source packages created by dh-make-pear 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.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Do not link orig.tar.gz but move the source into .orig.tar.gz.
Set architecture of created debian source package to 'any' or
'all'. Defaults to 'all'.
Set preferred state for downloaded package. Defaults to 'stable'.
Adds more packages to Depends: beside php-pear.
Sets prefix of debian source package name. Each name ends in
'<pear-package-name>'. Defaults to 'php-'.
Explicitly sets the maintainer. In most cases it will be propperly
guessed by reading some of the environment variables.
Use a different directory with templates for the debian files.
Defaults to /usr/share/dh-make-php/pear.template.
DEBFULLNAME - get the real name of the maintainer
LOGNAME or USER - get the username
DEBEMAIL or EMAIL - get the email address of the user
UWE STEINMANN <email@example.com>
Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.
Copyright © 2004-2010 Uwe Steinmann
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