View Full Version : PHP extension package: how to properly extract it?

January 23rd, 2009, 10:33 PM
I have downloaded this package:

However when I extracted the package using WinRAR, I see only one file that has no extension name. Should I see some .php files instead?

I think I am doing something wrong here. I would appreciate any advise.

Thanks a lot.


January 23rd, 2009, 10:56 PM
If it is a PECL extension you use PECL

And you don't download the package manually, you simply type:

pecl install <package_name>

If it is a PEAR package you use PEAR

Likewise, you don't download stuff manually:

pear install <package_name>

January 23rd, 2009, 11:33 PM
Better use sudo when installing these commands Reiger told you.

February 17th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Thank you Reiger and Danielrmt.

I am using windows machine and I get this following error:

C:\xampp\php>pecl install Zip
No releases available for package "pecl.php.net/Zip"
Cannot initialize 'channel://pecl.php.net/Zip', invalid or missing package file
Package "channel://pecl.php.net/Zip" is not valid
install failed

Does anyone know why?

Thanks in advance!