I'm finally going to setup a PEAR Server!
pear channel-discover pear.chiaraquartet.net
pear install channel://pear.chiaraquartet.net/Chiara_PEAR_Server-0.18.7 WARNING: "pear/HTML_QuickForm" is deprecated in favor of "pear/HTML_QuickForm2" WARNING: "pear/DB" is deprecated in favor of "pear/MDB2" Did not download optional dependencies: pear/Validate, use --alldeps to download automatically WARNING: "pear/HTML_Common" is deprecated in favor of "pear/HTML_Common2" pear/DB_DataObject can optionally use package "pear/Validate" (version >= 0.1.1) downloading Chiara_PEAR_Server-0.18.7.tgz ... Starting to download Chiara_PEAR_Server-0.18.7.tgz (40,120 bytes)...........done: 40,120 bytes downloading DB_DataObject-1.8.7.tgz ... Starting to download DB_DataObject-1.8.7.tgz (63,184 bytes)...done: 63,184 bytes downloading HTML_QuickForm-3.2.10.tgz ... Starting to download HTML_QuickForm-3.2.10.tgz (101,851 bytes)...done: 101,851 bytes downloading Date-1.4.7.tgz ... Starting to download Date-1.4.7.tgz (55,754 bytes)...done: 55,754 bytes downloading HTML_Common-1.2.4.tgz ... Starting to download HTML_Common-1.2.4.tgz (4,519 bytes)...done: 4,519 bytes install ok: channel://pear.php.net/Date-1.4.7 install ok: channel://pear.php.net/HTML_Common-1.2.4 install ok: channel://pear.php.net/DB_DataObject-1.8.7 install ok: channel://pear.php.net/HTML_QuickForm-3.2.10 install ok: channel://pear.chiaraquartet.net/Chiara_PEAR_Server-0.18.7 Chiara_PEAR_Server: Optional feature pearweb available (Public frontend for users to browse channel packages) To install use "pear install chiara/Chiara_PEAR_Server#featurename" chiara/Chiara_PEAR_Server has post-install scripts:/usr/share/php/Chiara/PEAR/Server/mysqlinstall.php Use "pear run-scripts chiara/Chiara_PEAR_Server" to run DO NOT RUN SCRIPTS FROM UNTRUSTED SOURCES
Wow, this is actually really cool! The software used to run the PEAR server is a little buggy, but it is advertised as alpha and for the most part it works. I then packaged up the most current version of nexista and uploaded it. I had to add, change, and edit maintainers and stuff, but it worked in the end. Now I've got to polish it up a bit and then I'll make it public.
So I messed up a bunch of stuff when I did this yesterday, so I did it again today, and it worked out much better. I was able to upload a release, and even discover it from another machine!
pear channel-discover pear.nexista.org/pear/ Adding Channel "pear.nexista.org" succeeded Discovery of channel "pear.nexista.org/pear/" succeeded
I haven't fully tested this out, so I don't recommend using that channel. Once its reliable and setup correctly, I'll post instructions at Nexista.org.
I finally was able to install a PEAR package from my PEAR server. It appears that the PEAR server prefers having everything in the root directory. I was able to symlink the get and Chiara_PEAR_Server_REST folders to the root without much problem, though that's not how I'd like it setup.