Packaging and distribution

Packaging and distribution

Creating a package

PDO drivers are released via PECL; all the usual rules for PECL extensions apply. Packaging is accomplished by creating a valid package.xml file and then running:

$ pear package

This will create a tarball named PDO_SKEL-X.Y.Z.tgz.

Before releasing the package, you should test that it builds correctly; if you've made a mistake in your config.m4 or package.xml files, the package may not function correctly. You can test the build, without installing anything, using the following invocation:

$ pear build package.xml

Once this is proven to work, you can test installation:

$ pear package
$ sudo pear install PDO_SKEL-X.Y.X.tgz

Full details about package.xml can be found in the PEAR Programmer's documentation (http://pear.php.net/manual/).

Releasing the package

A PDO driver is released via the PHP Extension Community Library (PECL). Information about PECL can be found at http://pecl.php.net/index.php.

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