Debian packages for CakePHP

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Chris Lamb (aka lamby) has created two Debian packages for CakePHP which are now in the unstable distribution of Debian: cakephp with the core files, and cakephp-scripts, which contains bake.php and acl.php. The installation is very simple:

apt-get install cakephp


apt-get install cakephp-scripts

A drawback of using those packages is that they currently use the previous stable version of CakePHP ( instead of the current stable version ( But I think it will get updated soon.

6 comments baked

  • Lamby

    Hi, Lamby here. Yes, I submitted these to Debian about a month ago hence the older version. I’ll be preparing an update this evening with the latest release.

    If anyone is interested in the reason for splitting the packages – this is due to the scripts dependency on the CLI versions of PHP which most people wouldn’t want to install.

    I would package the documentation, but I have not received a reply with regard to the license. Hopefully this can be resolved soon.

    Anyway, I enjoy reading your posts, please keep up this high-quality work. :)

  • cakebaker

    @Lamby: Thanks for creating those packages! What’s the reason the app folder is in cakephp-scripts and not in the cakephp package?

  • Lamby

    (Okay, I’ve uploaded new versions of the packages – might have to wait for your mirror to pick them up.)

    They are there because the app/ folder is used as a skeleton directory for the bake.php script, and I didn’t want to make the cakephp binary package bigger just by including it. Does that seem sensible?

  • cakebaker

    @Lamby: Makes sense, thanks for the explanations.

  • Asiimwe Daniel

    tried apt-get install cakephp but it failed what link should I add to my sources list to download the deb packages


  • cakebaker

    @Daniel: It is in the unstable and the testing distributions so you have to add the following to your sources.list:

    deb url_of_your_debian_mirror testing main
    deb url_of_your_debian_mirror unstable main


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