Category Archives: Announcements

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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The elections are still going!

As every year, the elections for the PEAR Group and PEAR President are happening. This year due to a few factors and messages lost in translation, we decided to extend the elections period by 10 days so more people would … Continue reading

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PHP 5.3 Windows and PEAR (go-pear.phar)

Some users have reported that the windows builds of PHP 5.3 are not able to open the shipped go-pear.phar file. As a workaround, users can run the distributed phar with php -d phar.require_hash=0 go-pear.phar or download and use the http://pear.php.net/go-pear … Continue reading

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Election 2008 Results

2008 Elections are now over, you can view the offical results on the PEAR website. The new PEAR group is: elections are now over and a new PEAR Group has been formed. Just like last year and always following the … Continue reading

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Election time 2008

As every year it is the time of the election for the PEAR Group and PEAR President for the year 2008 and 2009. If you haven’t casted your vote just yet, NOW is the perfect time to do it so … Continue reading

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