Category Archives: Announcements

PEAR server fully restored

The pear.php.net server has been fully restored after we had to witness a fatal hard drive crash on 2015-11-29. Our server sponsor eUKhost quickly provided us with a new machine after we told them the old had failed, and the … Continue reading

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Server outage 90% resolved

A short notice: Our pear.php.net replacement server is about 90% setup. What’s currently missing: manual API documentation old package files released more than 6 years ago pear2.php.net

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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 1.10.0dev3 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 1.9.5 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 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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Net_Traceroute and Net_Ping security advisory

PEAR Security Advisory (PSA 200911-14-01) Severity: Serious Title: PEAR Net_Ping and Net_Traceroute Remote Arbitrary Command Injection Date: November 14, 2009 ID: 200911-14-01 Synopsis Multiple remote arbitrary command injections have been found in the Net_Ping and Net_Traceroute. Background Net_Ping is an … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Karmic Ships with PEAR-Affecting Issues

Be aware that the initial release of Ubuntu Karmic contains a bug that affects PHP and PEAR, whose fix came a tad too late to make the initial release.  The bug is fixed, and will be included in upcoming updates … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The new Group has been elected!

I am more than glad to announce the arrival, the announcement of the new PEAR Group for 2009 and 2010. With a few fresh faces in the Group, this year looks very promising with the mix of both new blood … Continue reading

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