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IBM developerWorks:
A step-by-step guide to publishing your own PEAR channels
Feb 07, 2007 @ 09:57:00

As mentioned over on the Zend Developer Zone, the IBM developerWorks website has posted a a new tutorial with a hand-holding guide to the creation of your own PEAR channels.

This tutorial discusses channels, introduces and explains the channel.xml file, and demonstrates how to build a channel for distributing packages. Channels are ordinarily used to expose PEAR packages through the Internet, but enterprises can uses channels to make distribution of enterprise-specific PHP code easy.

You'll need to log in to the IBM developerWorks website to get to the good stuff (you do have a login, don't you?), but once you do, you'll find a guide that goes through:

  • what PEAR is and what PEAR channels are
  • channel management (including the channel.xml file)
  • building the XML-RPC methods
  • publishing the channel
  • installing and upgrading a test package
  • and some troubleshooting hints and further resources

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