This is a feature request.
Please could we have the PEAR_Frontend_Gtk2 package installed by default with php-pear? I'm sure this will make life a lot easier for all PEAR users, especially newcomers.
The URL for this package is at:
This program is a graphical frontend for PEAR, the PHP Extension and Application Repository. It uses PHP-Gtk2 as graphical toolkit and lets you easily browse available packages and install them on your computer.
The program is designed to be by end-users, making it as easy as possible to install and uninstall programs.
I've tried compiling the PHP-GTK dependency and installing it as a PHP extension, but it breaks the connection to localhost when installed as a PHP extension :-(
php-gtk extension is waiting for review. Bug #459548
php-pear-PEAR-Frontend-GTK2 could, then, be proposed for review as an optional pakage.
I don't think it's a good idea to have it installed by default :
- this add a lot of additional dependencies on graphical libraries generally not required on a web server
- this will promote the use of "pear install" which break system consistency when a lot of PEAR extensions are available in the official repository
Other comments, before I close this bug as WONTFIX ?
Hi Remi. I agree with the points you made above.
Perhaps we could have php-pear-PEAR-Frontend-GTK2 available as an optional package then?
My first concern is having the php-gtk extension working, so I can write my own PHP-GTK GUI front-ends to my PHP CLI scripts.
Just add the needed component to Fedora Wishlist :
I close this bug.