- To update your PEAR installation, request http://pear.php.net/go-pear in your browser and save the output to a local file go-pear.php.
- Assuming you have installed PHP already, and it is runnable from the command line type php go-pear.php
- Add the PEAR DB package from the ports /usr/ports/databases/pear-DB
To make sure that PEAR is working simply type in pear at the command prompt. If nothing shows then check that the PEAR path is part of your system path. Check the version of PEAR by typing pear version
To use PEAR and PEAR compatible packages in your applications, you normally include them into your PHP scripts usingrequire_once(). For this to work, PEAR’s php_dir must be a part of PHP’s include path.
First check where PEAR installs php files by typing
pear config-get php_dir
Whatever the folder is, this folder will contain System.php
To find which configuration file is used by your PHP installation. On command line, execute php –ini
When you execute a phpinfo() in the browser it should always the show the PEAR path in its include path for the PEAR packages to work.