Author Archives: cweiske

PEAR 1.10.1 fixes nasty bugs and improves BC

PEAR 1.10.1 fixes two bugs: #20968: Infinite loop when using the old PEAR constructor (which some other packages do) #20959: Crash on channel discovery with channel.xml redirect We also re-added the PHP4-style constructor for PEAR_Error for backwards compatibility reasons – … Continue reading

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PEAR 1.10.0 with PHP7 support is out

After a year of development, PEAR version 1.10.0 has been released. It works on PHP7 and is E_DEPRECATED and E_STRICT compatible. Apart from those big changes, a number of annoying bugs have been fixed and some features implemented – have … Continue reading

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PEAR 1.10.0dev3 is out

PEAR 1.10.0dev3 – the probably last pre-release version before PEAR 1.10.0 stable appears – has been released. It fixes the following bugs: #20507: pear list-upgrades does not take PHP version into account [cweiske] #20927: Use correct php-config [cweiske] #20946: PEAR_Builder::log() … Continue reading

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PEAR 1.10.0dev1 brings PHP 7 compatibility!

We’ve released PEAR installer version 1.10.0dev1, which brings support for PHP 7 while dropping support for PHP 4 – 5.3. See the announcement post @ for more information.

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Security Vulnerability Announcement

A vulnerability in the HTML_AJAX package has been found which allows arbitrary remote code execution. All versions of the package from 0.4.0 up to and including release 0.5.6 are affected by this. An new release of the package is available … Continue reading

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PEAR 1.9.5 is out

The PEAR installer version 1.9.5 has been released today. The new version – three years after the last stable 1.9.4 and 2 weeks after the preview – is a bugfix only release. 13 bugs have been fixed. Among them are … Continue reading

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PEAR 1.9.5dev1 released

I’ve just released a preview of the upcoming PEAR installer version 1.9.5: PEAR 1.9.5dev1. Version 1.9.5 will be the first release of the PEAR installer since 3 years, and thus needs quite some testing before declaring it stable. Instead of … Continue reading

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Google code channels work again

The recent problems regarding the usage of PEAR channels hosted in google code SVN repositories has been fixed on both sides! PEAR 1.9.1 is out! Continue reading

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PEAR channels on google code currently broken

PEAR channels hosted on google code (like the unofficial Smarty channel, unofficial Zend Framework channel and the unofficial Mediawiki channel) are currently broken. The reason for it has been discovered in the corresponding bug report: HTTP requests containing a port … Continue reading

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Fixing “unsupported protocol”

Some PEAR installations on PHP 5.2.9 and 5.2.10 seem to be corrupted. When trying to install something, you will get the error: is using a unsupported protocal – This should never happen. install failed This problem comes from corrupted … Continue reading

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