Description of problem:
The PHP Community is adopting PSR-0, a standard for autoloading PHP classes from directories such as /usr/share/php. Unfortunately, Ubuntu currently mixes unit test code and code meant for production under /usr/share/php, even though the unit test code isn't PSR-0-compliant.
It would be a great help to the PHP community if Ubuntu changed the 'test_dir' configuration parameter of the PEAR installer to install unit tests into a separate folder hierarchy, such as /usr/share/php-test.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install php-pear package
2. Install any PEAR package that ships unit tests (such as Gradwell/phix)
3. Inspect contents of /usr/share/php/test
Unit tests appear in /usr/share/php/test.
Unit tests (which are not PSR0-compliant) should go into their own folder structure (suggest /usr/share/php-test).
Pear install tests on /usr/share/pear/tests by upstream default.
I agree this is a bad location, especially because this is on the php default search path.
We already move doc from /usr/share/pear/doc to /usr/share/doc/pear, but we are without anwser to http://pear.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=18367
If we want to redirect test_dir, we need such another patch (no option to select its location on install)
Big issue I see, if we change this location : it will requires a mass rebuild.
Do you refer to this proposal ?
I don't see any discussion about this on email@example.com
> It would be a great help to the PHP community if Ubuntu changed the 'test_dir'
We can't talk for ubuntu here.
Only for fedora.
@Remi - sorry, that's because I cut n pasted most of the text from a similar bug that I filed with Ubuntu earlier today. My bad. This bug is definitely about Fedora.
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