[nycphp-talk] pear package manager

Scott Mattocks scott at
Mon Jan 31 11:01:37 EST 2005

Mark Withington wrote:

> I'm new to pear and its package manager.  Have successful installed pear on
> my windoz box and am trying to use install from the command line.
> Everything appears to work OK, however, the particular package that I'm
> trying to install is listed as beta.  The pear install command appears to
> only support those packages listed as stable.  Anyone know of a work-around?
> Is there a switch I can set that will install beta packages?

You need to set your prefered package state. You can see your current 
settings by typing:
$ pear config-show

And then you can set up pear to allow you to install beta packages by 
$ pear config-set preferred_state beta

Scott Mattocks
scott at

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