This package contains the base PEAR classes for PHP, as well as the PEAR
installer. Many PEAR classes are already packaged for Debian, and can be
easily identified by names beginning with "php-", such as php-db and
php-auth. Note: to build and install precompiled PECL extensions, you
will need one of the php development packages installed.
PHP5 is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed
from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown
in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically
generated pages quickly. This version of PHP5 was built with the Suhosin patch.