Bug 1126873 - Pear is not configurable for the user because .pearrc is read only
Summary: Pear is not configurable for the user because .pearrc is read only
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Online
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Image
Version: 2.x
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Maciej Szulik
QA Contact: libra bugs
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-05 13:50 UTC by Balazs Varga
Modified: 2015-05-15 00:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-08-13 10:13:21 UTC

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Description Balazs Varga 2014-08-05 13:50:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Currently the user can't add new (potentially his own private) pear channels and/or configure his pear becuase .pearrc is a locked file in the manifest.

There is also a warning about expired channel metadata which we update when install a PHP cartridge (Bug #1094007). Pear channel updates should be in the build script, before downloading dependencies but for that, we should be able to write the .pearrc.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
devenv_5041 (ami-1693457e) / online august of 2014

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ssh into the PHP gear
2. pear channel-discover pear.drush.org

Actual results:
no write access to /var/lib/openshift/53e1134152e14e701900010d//.pearrc!

Expected results:
The user should be able to configure his pear. Even if we generate it from our custom format.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ben Parees 2014-08-05 14:17:15 UTC
Maciej, talk w/ Balazs about this as he made some comments on IRC about it having implications for scaled and HA apps.

Comment 2 Maciej Szulik 2014-08-13 10:13:21 UTC
Currently openshift allows users to define pear dependencies using 
.openshift/pear.txt file. Sample content for this file might look like 


Then, when building app pear is fed with those dependencies 
(see [1], build function). It's autodiscovery mechanism registers any 
new channels or update current ones based on suggested alias each
channel provides (see [2]). Additionally user can update channel 
metadata using following commands:

pear update-channels                # updates all channels metadata
pear channel-update <channel_name>  # update single channel

[1] https://github.com/openshift/origin-server/blob/master/cartridges/openshift-origin-cartridge-php/bin/control
[2] http://pear.php.net/manual/en/guide.migrating.channels.xml.php

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