PEAR Website Outage

The PEAR website is currently unavailable due to network issues where the server is located. The hosting provider is working to restore service.

In the meantime, the best alternative for PEAR installer usage is to point your “preferred_mirror” to one of the mirror PEAR channel servers. Use one of the commands below to choose a mirror near you:

  • U.S: pear config-set preferred_mirror us.pear.php.net
  • Germany: pear config-set preferred_mirror de.pear.php.net

If you are using a PEAR installer older than version 1.9.0, and the preferred_mirror settings do not work successfully for you, a manual alternative for retrieving packages is to use the “download” command and point directly to the tarball file:

  • pear download http://us.pear.php.net/get/PEAR-1.9.0.tgz
  • pear download http://de.pear.php.net/get/PEAR-1.9.0.tar

If using this option, you must specify the package name in the correct case, while including the version number and the file type:

  • PEAR-1.9.0.tgz
  • Archive_Tar-1.2.3.tar
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  2. Akira says:

    2009-12-22 11:10 JST
    “pecl.php.net” is unavailable.

    2009-12-22 12:52 JST
    “pecl.php.net” is unavailable still.