To go with the example of ' Image_Text': `pear upgrade Image_Text` currently gives: Failed to download pear/Image_Text within preferred state "stable", latest release is version 0.6.0beta, stability "beta", use "channel://net/Image_Text-0.6.0beta" to install Cannot initialize 'channel://net/Image_Text', invalid or missing package file Package "channel://net/Image_Text" is not valid upgrade failed I totally agree on your statement about packages that are installed: so it's safe to assume that upgrades within this state are fine too.

updating pear-89updating pear-51

Installing them using the PEAR Installer will trigger a deprecation message on every execution of the commandline test runner.

Update: On December 1, 2014 we released PHPUnit 3.7.36 and PHPUnit 4.0.18 as PEAR packages.

Users should consult the documentation for the respective distribution in this case.

If you want to re-install the Package Manager, you can use the following provisional way: suhosin[4705]: ALERT - Include filename ('phar://go-pear.phar/index.php') is an URL that is not allowed (attacker ' REMOTE_ADDR not set', file '/root/go-pear.phar', line 1236) If you are running your site at a web hosting provider with no direct access to the server (via local logins, Telnet or SSH), you can use the PEAR Installer using the Web Frontend or (S)FTP. windows users might an error similar to "unable to write to c:\windows\pear.ini" when they try to execute the file.

$ sudo apt-get install php-pear Reading package lists...

Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-3.0.0-14-generic-pae libaccess-bridge-java-jni libaccess-bridge-java Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

with AWS Linux, you can even use the IUS Repos to get more PHP extensions.

they will line up with your version of PHP if PHP was installed VIA Yum This is not a programming question and as such off-topic here.

in a Windows Command Prompt to start the installation.

The setup will ask you some questions and afterwards the PEAR Package Manager will be installed in the path, which you have specified during installation.

Upgrading to a new version of a package is a simple task with the PEAR Package Manager.