How To Install PEAR in Mac OS X Leopard

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2008

Unlike previous version of OS X, Leopard doesn’t come with PHP’s PEAR repository installed by default. Luckily, installing is quick and painless. From a command line:

curl > go-pear.php
sudo php -q go-pear.php

Just press enter to select all the default choices except for the installation directory. For that, use /usr/local. (Thanks, Steve.)

Next we need to modify our php.ini file to include the new PEAR files:

sudo cp /etc/php.ini.default /etc/php.ini

Edit /etc/php.ini and change

;include_path = ".:/php/includes"

to read

include_path = ".:/usr/local/share/pear"

Restart Apache and you’re done!