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Issue: Installing PEAR into PHP 8.x for Windows

I have never had a problem installing PEAR on PHP 7.x on Windows, but I am unable to get PEAR installed using PHP 8.x.

Can someone direct me on how to get this done, and I'm on a local IIS and/or Apache webserver.

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The typical way of installing PEAR is to install PHP 8.2.3, add go-pear.phar to the root of PHP and then run go-pear.phar from the root of PHP.

Grabbing the latest version of go-pear.phar from http://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar for a more stable and current version

I drop it into the root of my PHP install folder and execute it.

d:\winids\php>php go-pear.phar
PHP Warning:  Private methods cannot be final as they are never overridden by other classes in D:\winids\php\go-pear.phar on line 339
manifest cannot be larger than 100 MB in phar "D:\winids\php\go-pear.phar"PHP Warning:  require_once(phar://go-pear.phar/index.php): Failed to open stream: manifest cannot be larger than 100 MB in phar "D:\winids\php\go-pear.phar" in D:\winids\php\go-pear.phar on line 1284
PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Failed opening required 'phar://go-pear.phar/index.php' (include_path='d:\winids\php;d:\winids\php\pear') in D:\winids\php\go-pear.phar:1284
Stack trace:
#0 {main}
  thrown in D:\winids\php\go-pear.phar on line 1284

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Some Googling suggests that there's a weird and long-standing issue with the .phar such that you can't download it from a browser but need to use a tool like curl.

PHP itself might work too.

> php -r "copy('http://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar', 'go-pear.phar');"


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