Bug 459831 - PEAR PHP_GTK GUI Front-end request
Summary: PEAR PHP_GTK GUI Front-end request
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: php-pear
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Remi Collet
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-22 19:19 UTC by Keith Roberts
Modified: 2008-08-28 17:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-08-28 17:38:11 UTC
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Description Keith Roberts 2008-08-22 19:19:50 UTC
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 :-(

Comment 1 Remi Collet 2008-08-23 06:49:12 UTC
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 ?

Comment 2 Keith Roberts 2008-08-23 13:06:53 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Remi Collet 2008-08-28 17:38:11 UTC
Just add the needed component to Fedora Wishlist :


I close this bug.

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