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Fabien Potencier
Do you use Debian or Ubuntu?
by Fabien Potencier – April 20, 2007 – 14 comments

As the symfony community grows, people want easy ways to install the framework. We already have a lot of ways to install symfony: a PEAR package, a sandbox archive and subversion tags and branches.

But people ask for more. As creating specialized packages takes a lot of time, we've been working on them since the symfony 1.0 stable release.

The first package is for Debian/Ubuntu users. Thanks to the great work of Grégoire Hubert, a project manager at Sensio Labs, all Debian/Ubuntu users can now install symfony like any other Debian package.

If you use dpkg, just type the following command line:


wget http://www.symfony-project.com/get/php5-symfony_1.0.2-1_all.deb
dpkg -i php5-symfony_1.0.2-1_all.deb

When symfony is installed, don't forget to try a simple man symfony.

We are also looking for people willing to contribute packages for other Linux distributions like Suse, Fedora or CentOS. If you are a Windows users, why not create a WAMP add-on for symfony?

If you want to help, just drop us a line on the symfony devs mailing list.

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    #1 Tristan said on the 2007/04/20 at 09:45
    wow. this is great news. do you plan setting up a apt repository ?

    (et bravo grégoire !)
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    #2 greg said on the 2007/04/20 at 09:54
    Hey Tristan :o)

    The package has been submitted to Ubuntu, Debian and is planned to be available on dotdeb very soon.
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    #3 Peter said on the 2007/04/20 at 10:13
    Although I still would prefer pear or svn install I think that it's a nice addition to the framework.
    Wondering if the deb package would translate nicely with alien to rpm for use with, let's say redhat/fedora or suse.

    Will do some tests over weekend.
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    #4 Jonas said on the 2007/04/20 at 10:16
    Yes we do! It's great!
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    #5 Eriksen Costa said on the 2007/04/20 at 13:47
    This is great!

    This will be another good option to install symfony and will increase the framework popularity!
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    #6 ornyx said on the 2007/04/20 at 15:44
    Good, am using ubuntu as my dev machine, but still think PEAR is better way...
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    #7 Ken Pesanka said on the 2007/04/20 at 15:46
    I would love to see a CentOS package! A lot of web hosts use CentOS, and a package for it would provide an easy installation path for many.
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    #8 ian johnson said on the 2007/04/20 at 16:56
    I second the request for CentOS -- I only have to install once on my MacOS development machine, but many times on CentOS boxes. Thanks for all the good work!
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    #9 siqi said on the 2007/04/21 at 12:24
    thank you ~~
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    #10 zekus said on the 2007/04/22 at 10:21
    As ubuntu user, I say GREAT!!!
    But I'll countinue using PEAR for a while ... ;)
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    #11 Cristian Rodriguez said on the 2007/04/24 at 05:38
    packages for openSUSE will feature soon and will be available on the server:php:applications repository[1]

    http://software.opensuse.org/download/server:/php:/applications/

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    #12 sree said on the 2007/04/25 at 07:18
    Greg..i have installed in debian..i don't know how to start/use it

    pl.help me by providing any material
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    #13 fabien said on the 2007/04/25 at 08:27
    @sree: Installing symfony with a Ddebian package is no different from other symfony installation methods.

    When installed, you can use the symfony command line to start a new project. And type man symfony to have more information about the command line options.
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    #14 Klamouze said on the 2007/04/26 at 09:33
    Good news and good job...

    Bravo