PHP packaging question: pear or not pear ?

Patrick MONNERAT pm at
Wed Feb 2 13:09:02 UTC 2011

There is a project I would like to package: this is This project is using PEAR support
and assumes a PEAR installation (in the Auth subdirectory), but it is
NOT available from the PEAR repository at

Should I package it as pear package (i.e.: php-pear-Auth-Yubico) and
keep the intended installation location, or should I call it php-yubico
and relocate the modules under /usr/share/php with a php-pear
requirement ? The PHP packaging guidelines are not very clear for this
particular case.

Thanks for your advices.

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