Building a package using PPA

Asked by C.Lee Taylor

Greetings ...

 Building latest php 5.2 packages, which is working perfectly. Now would like to packages some pear and pecl modules, but need to build with the php 5.2 packages in my PPA. Lauchpad build system keeps including the shipping php 5.3 of lucid.

 Is there a way I can get the build system to use the packages form my PPA instead of the shipping packages?


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Max Bowsher (maxb) said :

The standard package manangement and building tools will prefer the package having the higher version number.

Therefore, if you want to build packages of an earlier version to what is in the distribution itself you will have to deliberately vary the name of the package - i.e. instead of naming your package "php5", name it "php5.2".

Having done so, you will be able to explicitly request it by name in your extension module debian/control Depends: lines.

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