Testing that the package works - install it

The best way to test that your meta package works is to uninstall at least one of the packages that is a dependency of it, then [re]install your meta package.

    $ pear uninstall PHP_CodeSniffer
    $ pear install -f package.xml

Installing the meta package here should result in the dependency, PHP_CodeSniffer, being installed also.

Check this using pear list.

    $ pear list