For anyone who’s using classes from the PEAR repository (and especially those who are not), the whole process of getting the latest classes and browsing the collection has now been simplified with the PEAR WebInstaller. This article sets out to describe the installation process, mainly for readers who aren’t aware of the rich library of functionality available.
- windows – The installation process will be described for windows-based users, obviously Linux users have access to the same features and probably don’t need the tutorial 😉
- PHP 4.2.3 – I’ve tried this with 4.1.2 and it didn’t work so I would recommend installing the latest version of PHP which can be downloaded from php.net and is very easy to configure
- a local webserver – I use apache but any webserver will do