Install PEAR on Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

For some reason, PEAR is not installed on Mountain Lion. But fortunately. an installation PHP Archive is available to install it. It’s located in /usr/lib/php. It is thus very easy to install it using:

sudo php /usr/lib/php/install-pear-nozlib.phar

Enter the password and it gets installed in a second !

You can check the installation by running pear version:

$ pear version
PEAR Version: 1.9.4
PHP Version: 5.3.15
Zend Engine Version: 2.3.0
Running on: Darwin NEWMACBOOKPRO.local 12.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 12.4.0: Wed May  1 17:57:12 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2050.24.15~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

Of course an alternative is to install MAMP or XAMPP which come with PEAR installed.

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