I was just wondering if anyone has published instructions on how to take the latest PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 source tarballs, and turn them into drop-in packages for Debian and Ubuntu, a la the DotDeb or Damz’s packages?

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  1. Ferenc Kovacs says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 9:11 am

    you can check out what bjori did this for 5.3, he forked the ubuntu packaging infrastructure and created vani

    http://bjori.blogspot.com/2011/04/up2date-php53-packages-for-ubuntu.html
    https://github.com/bjori/php5-vanilla-ubuntu

    you can also fetch the src packages from those repos(debian/ubuntu, dotdeb, etc.) and check out the debian specific files or simply replace the source modify the debian/control and rebuild the package.

    other sources:
    http://wiki.debian.org/PHP
    http://webapps-common.alioth.debian.org/draft-php/html/
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide

    Tyrael

  2. Ferenc Kovacs says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 9:15 am

    * and created vanilla(throwing out the unnecessary/plain dumb patches) php packages keeping the debian directory and config file structure.

    Tyrael

  3. lehigh valley web design says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Thanks Ferenc Kovacs for the link. Also thanks Stuart Herbert for the great post. Have you any trusted source of PHP 5.4?