Emerging XDebug 2.0.0

XDebug has finally (after ~4 years, according to their website) gone 2.0. Unfortunately, there’s no ebuild for the new version in Gentoo’s Portage. Luckily, they’re really easy to create, as all you have to do is change the name of the file.

The only trick, however, is that you’ll want to set it up in a portage overlay. But this is easy to setup, too.

Creating an Overlay

I created my overlay in /usr/local/portage; it gives me a convenient place to store hacked up ebuilds (like this one). First, create the directory:

# mkdir /usr/local/portage
# cd /usr/local/portage

Now you need to add this directory to the PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable in /etc/make.conf. Multiple values are separated by spaces.

Building the eBuilds

# cd /usr/local/portage/
# mkdir dev-php5
# cd dev-php5
# mkdir xdebug
# cp /usr/portage/dev-php5/xdebug/xdebug-2.0.0-rc4.ebuild ./xdebug-2.0.0.ebuild
# ebuild ./xdebug-2.0.0.ebuild digest

It also depends on your xdebug-client package being the same version, so create one of those as well:

# cd /usr/local/portage/
# mkdir dev-php
# cd dev-php
# mkdir xdebug-client
# cp /usr/portage/dev-php/xdebug-client/xdebug-client-2.0.0-rc4.ebuild ./xdebug-client-2.0.0.ebuild
# ebuild ./xdebug-client-2.0.0.ebuild digest


And now you should be ready to emerge the package like usual!

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