ubuntu install PEAR

once again, ubuntu never fails to impress me. i needed to install PEAR and MDB2 for a client. google search + SSH + apt-get and i’m done in less than 10 minutes

primax@blue:~$ sudo apt-get install php-pear
primax@blue:~$ sudo pear install MDB2

primax@blue:~$ sudo apt-get install php-pear
[sudo] password for primax:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Suggested packages:
php5-dev php4-dev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
php-pear
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
Need to get 355kB of archives.
After this operation, 2695kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main php-pear 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.10 [355kB]
Fetched 355kB in 1s (321kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package php-pear.
(Reading database … 302251 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking php-pear (from …/php-pear_5.2.4-2ubuntu5.10_all.deb) …
Setting up php-pear (5.2.4-2ubuntu5.10) …
primax@blue:~$ sudo pear install MDB2
downloading MDB2-2.4.1.tgz …
Starting to download MDB2-2.4.1.tgz (119,790 bytes)
……………………..done: 119,790 bytes
install ok: channel://pear.php.net/MDB2-2.4.1
MDB2: Optional feature fbsql available (Frontbase SQL driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature ibase available (Interbase/Firebird driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature mysql available (MySQL driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature mysqli available (MySQLi driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature mssql available (MS SQL Server driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature oci8 available (Oracle driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature pgsql available (PostgreSQL driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature querysim available (Querysim driver for MDB2)
MDB2: Optional feature sqlite available (SQLite2 driver for MDB2)
MDB2: To install optional features use “pear install pear/MDB2#featurename”
primax@blue:~$

get PEAR info:

primax@blue:~$ pear list
Installed packages, channel pear.php.net:
=========================================
Package          Version State
Archive_Tar      1.3.2   stable
Console_Getopt   1.2.3   stable
MDB2             2.4.1   stable
PEAR             1.6.1   stable
Structures_Graph 1.0.2   stable

pear config-show

need to edit php.ini so that it can reference the PEAR install “Getting Started with Pear

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